David M. Mitchell

David M. Mitchell

LITTLE VALLEY — An Olean man has pleaded guilty to charges he attacked his roommates with a hammer.

David M. Mitchell, 30, of Olean, pleaded guilty Monday in Cattaraugus County Court to two counts of second-degree burglary, class C felonies, and two counts of second-degree assault, class D felonies.

According to District Attorney Lori Rieman, whose office reported the case Friday among others heard Monday, Mitchell on Jan. 29 in Olean entered a dwelling with intent to commit a crime and struck a victim in the head with a hammer repeatedly, causing laceration.

The Olean Police Department responded to Mitchell’s 316 Main St. residence on the morning of Jan. 29 for a report he had entered his roommates’ bedrooms and attacked them with a hammer.

Police said the attack arose from a dispute over a “very minimal amount of money.”

The two victims were taken to Olean General Hospital and then Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo with serious injuries, but were released within a few days.

Mitchell’s sentencing is scheduled for July 8.

IN OTHER CASES reported by Rieman:

Rico Acevedo, 22, of Gowanda, pleaded not guilty to second-degree assault, a class D felony. Acevedo allegedly caused physical injury to a person or to a third person by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument Oct. 31 in Persia. The matter has been adjourned for motions.

Christopher Hoch, 46, of Arcade, pleaded not guilty to driving while intoxicated, a class D felony; first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a class E felony; ignition interlock violation, an unclassified misdemeanor; and unsafe lane change, a violation. On Dec. 28 in Yorkshire, Hoch allegedly operated a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition and while his license was suspended or revoked. The matter has been adjourned for motions.

Holton G. Pierce, 26, of Salamanca, pleaded not guilty to menacing a police officer, first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree obstruction of governmental administration, all class D felonies; and second-degree menacing and resisting arrest, both class A misdemeanors. On March 21 in Salamanca, Pierce allegedly placed or attempted to place a police officer in reasonable fear of physical injury by displaying a pistol, revolvers, rifle or shotgun, machine gun or other firearm. The matter has been adjourned for motions.

Darrell Lichy, 32, of Salamanca, pleaded not guilty to first-degree assault, a class B felony; third-degree arson, a class C felony; and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony. Lichy allegedly caused physical injury to a person or to a third person by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument March 21 in Salamanca. The matter has been adjourned for motions.

Dorothy M. Hagen, 49, of Lackawanna, pleaded not guilty to two counts of driving while intoxicated, a class E felonies, and moved from lane unsafely, a violation. On Jan. 1 in Ellicottville, Hagen allegedly operated a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition with a blood alcohol content of .15 percent. The matter has been adjourned for motions.

Debra Davis, 60, of Delevan, pleaded not guilty to third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both class D felonies; and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor. Davis allegedly possessed product to make meth Nov. 19 in Yorkshire. The matter has been adjourned for motions.

Tory Arrance, 30, of Jamestown, pleaded not guilty to driving while ability impaired by drugs, a class D felony; first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a class E felony; and interlock violation and failure to keep right, both violations. Arrance allegedly operated a motor vehicle while he was impaired by drugs Feb. 17 in Dayton. The matter has been adjourned for motions.

Brittany Clark, 25, of Hornell, pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, class D felonies; two counts of driving while intoxicated, class E felonies; two counts of third-degree assault, class A misdemeanors; two counts of leaving the scene of an accident, class B misdemeanors; and numerous traffic violations. On Oct. 27 in Olean, Clark allegedly operated a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition, recklessly caused physical injury to another person and failed to provide information before leaving the scene. The matter has been adjourned for motions.

Jessie S. Burdic, 30, of Delevan, pleaded not guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A-2 felony; third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class B felony; and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor. Burdic possessed one or more mixtures or substances containing methamphetamine Feb. 28 in Yorkshire. The matter has been adjourned for motions.

Ella Mae Booth, 50, of Delevan, pleaded not guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A-2 felony; third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class B felony; and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor. Booth allegedly possessed one or more mixtures or substances containing methamphetamine Feb. 28 in Yorkshire. The matter has been adjourned for motions.

Dianna L. Sion, 51, of Delevan, pleaded not guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A-2 felony; third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class B felony; and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor. Sion allegedly possessed one or more mixtures or substances containing methamphetamine Feb. 28 in Yorkshire. The matter has been adjourned for motions.

Tabitha Trummer, 24, of Delevan, pleaded guilty to petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor. Trummer stole property between March 6 and Aug. 27, 2017, in Yorkshire. Sentencing is scheduled for July 8.

Michael Nesbit, 34, of Franklinville but presently incarcerated in Cattaraugus County Jail, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, class E felonies. Nesbit possessed products to make meth and operated a motor vehicle not properly insured on both March 29 and Aug. 15 in Franklinville. Sentencing is scheduled for July 8.

Cody Mitchell, 27, of Olean, pleaded guilty to attempted third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class C felony. Mitchell attempted to sell a narcotic drug Aug. 23 in Olean. Sentencing is scheduled for July 8.

Erik D. Allen, 37, of Little Valley but presently incarcerated in Chautauqua County Jail, was sentenced as a violent predicate felony offender to two to four years plus one year in state prison for attempted third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, class E felony, and third-degree assault, a class A misdemeanor. Allen caused physical injury to a person or third person by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument June 10, 2017, in Napoli.

Shawn M. Stoltz, 43, of Cope, S.C., was sentenced to eight months in Cattaraugus County Jail and a mandatory state surcharge for third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony. Stoltz possessed a loaded firearm July 16 in Persia.

Nicholas O. Castellano, 30, of Gowanda, was sentenced to five years’ probation; 240 hours of community service; driver’s license revocation for one year; ignition interlock for one year and a mandatory state surcharge for driving while intoxicated, class E felony. On May 24 in New Albion, Castellano operated a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .10 percent and failed to immediately yield the right of way to an approaching emergency vehicle.

Zach A. Willetts, 20, of Olean, was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge for attempted fourth-degree criminal mischief, a class B misdemeanor. Willetts attempted to damage property July 27 in Olean.

(Contact reporter Tom Dinki at tdinki@oleantimesherald.com. Follow him on Twitter, @tomdinki)

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