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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Cattaraugus County District Attorney Report - March 21, 2016

Lori Pettit Rieman, Cattaraugus County District Attorney, reported the following activity in Cattaraugus County Court on Monday, March 21, 2016:

Arraignments
BENJAMIN J. BLOOMFIELD, 38, of Olean, New York, was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty to an indictment that charges him with 2 counts of Rape in the Third Degree, class E felonies and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor.  The alleged crimes occurred between June 2014 and September 3, 2014, in the City of Olean and in the Town of Portville. The case has been adjourned for motions.
Guilty Pleas
JOHN H. ECCLES, 45, of Portville, New York, entered a plea of guilty to Failure to Register or Verify As A Sex Offender, a class E felony to satisfy a pending indictment.  The incident occurred on March 25, 2015, in the Town of Portville. Sentencing is scheduled for May 23, 2015.

JAMES FRAZIER, 53, of Franklinville, New York, entered a plea of guilty to Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine in the Third Degree, a class D felony to satisfy a pending indictment.  The incident occurred on June 10, 2015, in the Town of Franklinville, when Frazier possessed manufacturing materials to produce methamphetamine.  Sentencing is scheduled for May 23, 2015.

JUSTIN T. ERCKERT, 24, of Cattaraugus, New York, waived prosecution by indictment and entered a plea of guilty by Superior Court Information to Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child, a class D felony and Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child, a class E felony.  The crime occurred on March 18, 2014, in the Town of New Albion, when Erckert, knowing the character and content thereof, produced directed or promoted a performance which included sexual conduct by a child less than 17 years of age and knowingly had in his possession or control, knowingly accessed with intent to view any performance which includes sexual conduct by a child less than 16 years of age.  Sentencing is scheduled for a later date.

BRANDON D. ORTH, 29, of Cattaraugus, New York, entered a plea of guilty to Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, class E felony to satisfy a pending indictment.  The incident occurred on June 30, 2015, in the City of Salamanca. Sentencing is scheduled for May 23, 2016.

SHAWN T. METCALF, 32, of Franklinville, New York, and entered a plea of guilty to Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Second Degree, a misdemeanor.  The incident occurred on August 26, 2015, in the Town of Yorkshire. Sentencing is scheduled for June 20, 2016.