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SL man pleads not guilty on burglary, assault charges

A Saranac Lake man has pleaded not guilty to a bevy of charges, including burglary and assault.

22-year-old Marcus L. Bath appeared in Franklin County Court earlier this week before Judge Robert G. Main Jr. in connection with an incident that occurred late last summer.

Bath was originally charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

On Monday, he was indicted by a grand jury on charges of second-degree burglary, third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief. Bath entered a plea of not guilty to all charges and the case was adjourned until a July 14 conference.

Bath's bail has been set at $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond.

In other court action this week, a grand jury indicted 24-year-old Justin P. Lamica of Churubusco on charges of third-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child in connection with a Jan. 2011 incident.

Lamica pleaded not guilty and the case was adjourned until July 14. Bail was set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

43-year-old Joe I. Goodall of Owls Head was indicted on four counts of second-degree assault and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child for an incident that occurred last fall. He pleaded not guilty and the matter was adjourned until the summer.

Bail for Goodall was set at $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond.

Finally, 46-year-old Adam Griswold of Springvale, Maine will go to jail after a March conviction on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual act.

Judge Main sentenced Griswold to five years in state prison on each charge and ordered him to serve 10 years of post-release supervision.

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