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PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | The criminal court building at the County Center.

A Suffolk County jury has found a Wading River man not guilty on nine counts of sexually abusing two women he knew personally, though the jury remains undecided on a final charge.

The jurors are due back in court on Monday.

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05/20/14 4:24pm
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The trial of Guillermo Alfonso Alvarado-Ajcuc, seen here in a mug shot, continued Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: Riverhead Town police)

The trial of Guillermo Alfonso Alvarado-Ajcuc, seen here in a mug shot, continued Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: Riverhead Town police)

The Riverhead man accused of murdering 29-year-old Mariam Yohana Garcia Mancilla in 2012 looked “scared” hours after the killing and told someone at a Main Street deli that he may have hurt a woman and didn’t know if she was alive or dead, according to testimony at the man’s murder trial Tuesday afternoon. (more…)

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JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Guillermo Alfonso Alvarado-Ajcuc being led by Riverhead police into Town Justice Court Thursday morning for an arraignment.

Alfonso Guillermo Alvarado-Ajcuc being led by Riverhead police into Town Justice Court for his arraignment in 2012. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

As the crime scene video began to play in the Suffolk County courtroom Thursday afternoon, Zully Garcia Mancilla put her hands over her face and buried her head into the padded plastic row of seats in front of her.  (more…)

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MONWELL WRIGHT MUG SHOT

MONWELL WRIGHT MUG SHOT

The homeless man charged in a Polish Town armed robbery attempt last month last month may have connections to “similar” incidents in the area, county prosecutors said at the man’s arraignment Thursday morning.

Monwell Wright, 20, was indicted by a grand jury and charged with two counts of felony attempted robbery, and one count each of felony and misdemeanor assault before Judge William Condon in Suffolk County court.

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10/01/13 12:00pm
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JOE PINCIARO PHOTOS |  Ishawn Jackson, Jhmil Dawson and Lavon Dawson being escorted into town court on Thursday.

JOE PINCIARO PHOTOS | Ishawn Jackson, Jhmil Dawson and Lavon Dawson being escorted into town court on Thursday.

The three men accused of robbing a Riverhead pharmacy at gunpoint last week have been indicted by a Suffolk County grand jury, town court officials said.

Jhmil Dawson, 26 of Coram, his younger brother, Lavon Dawson,17, of Riverhead, and Ishawn Jackson, 16, of Calverton, were indicted by the grand jury on Monday, prosecutors said at the three mens’ town court appearances that afternoon.

Additional information about the charges the men were indicted on or their arraignment dates was not immediately available.

During a court appearance last Thursday, assistant district attorney Tisha Burrows said Lavon Dawson confessed to police that he held a handgun during Wednesday’s armed robbery, pointing it at an employee at the store to force them to the floor in an attempt to steal money and cigarettes.

Mr. Dawson also said he was involved in a January armed robbery at the same store, she said. The trio are now being investigated in connection with several pharmacy robberies throughout Suffolk County, prosecutors said.

Lavon Dawson had been charged with first-degree attempted robbery and first-degree robbery, both felonies. Jhmil Dawson and Ishawn Jackson also faced first-degree attempted robbery charges.

Mr. Dawson was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a felony.

Lavon Dawson and Mr. Jackson are being held at Suffolk County jail on $100,000 bail each.

Jhmil Dawson is being held without bail due to his prior criminal history, court officials said.

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08/14/13 5:00pm
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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Jasmine Parsons is led into Riverhead Town Justice Court for her arraignment in February.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Jasmine Parsons is led into Riverhead Town Justice Court for her arraignment in February.

A former Riverhead woman who was the driver in a February drive-by shooting of a Third Street home has been sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.

Jasmine Parsons, 20, now of Mastic, had pleaded guilty to first-degree reckless endangerment, a class “D” felony, before Judge William Condon in July for her role in the shooting. She was sentenced Tuesday in Suffolk County Criminal Court.

In addition to her sentence, Judge Condon issued an order of protection for one of the residents of the home, said DA spokesman Robert Clifford.

The DA’s office had requested Ms. Parsons be sentenced to 1 1/2 to 4 1/2 years, Mr. Clifford said, adding that her plea agreement was between the court and her attorneys, not with prosecutors.

The judge also recommended Ms. Parsons be put into the Willard drug rehabilitation program, a 90-day stint in an upstate treatment center that would immediately lead to probation upon completion. Assistant District Attorney Carl Borelli said in court that Ms. Parsons should not be considered for the program, Mr. Clifford said.

The four people accused in the Feb. 13 shooting were quickly caught when a police officer spotted them fleeing the scene.

Two of the other three people charged in the shooting, Eric Baldwin Jr. of Bellport and Jordan Harrell of Medford, pleaded guilty earlier this year.

The man accused of firing seven rounds into the occupied Third Street home, Jeffrey Despeines, 21, of Centereach, is still facing three felony charges in the incident.

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