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AUBURN — An Auburn man will spend time in prison for biting a police officer.

In August, Rian Glover, 41, was running around in people's yards and banging on doors in the area of Grove Avenue in Auburn when he resisted arrest and bit and injured an Auburn Police Department officer.

Glover, of 35 Augustus St., was sentenced in Cayuga County Court  Thursday for second-degree attempted assault, a class E felony. At the time of his January plea, Glover said he was on synthetic drugs the night of his crime.

"Overall, he's a good guy," said Ben Susman, Glover's defense attorney. "These drugs have impacted his life and I'm hoping this is (a) wake-up call."

"I just want to apologize to the court, community and especially the police officer involved," Glover said.

Judge Thomas Leone sentenced Glover to 1 1/3 to four years in prison with a shock camp order, which is a six-month program involving intense structure, substance abuse treatment and group counseling. He will also have to pay nearly $1,300 in restitution for property damage caused.

Also in court:

• An Auburn man pleaded guilty to, and was sentenced for, his connection in a November meth lab bust.

Eight people were initially charged following the Nov. 9 drug bust at 54 Orchard St., Auburn. The Finger Lakes Drug Task Force executed a warrant and found multiple people "actively engaged in the production of methamphetamine," the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office reported at the time.

Thomas M. Hutton, 28, was arraigned on nine criminal charges in February. Hutton and his brother, Jonas, were both arrested Jan. 28 in connection to the Orchard Street incident.

Although initially due back in court in April, Thomas pleaded guilty to two class A misdemeanors Thursday in satisfaction of his entire indictment which also included three drug-related felonies and four misdemeanors for endangering the welfare of a child and criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

Hutton, through a sworn-in American Sign Language interpreter, pleaded guilty on Thursday to fifth-degree conspiracy (reduced from a felony conspiracy charge) and second-degree criminal possession of meth manufacturing materials. He admitted to gathering and being in possession of Sudafed.

Hutton, with his brother and mother in the courtroom, was sentenced to three years of probation.

• After sitting in jail for seven months, an Auburn man facing eight drug-related charges pleaded guilty to all his crimes in light of a promised probationary sentence.

Karlsten Thomas

Karlsten Thomas

Karlsten Thomas, 44, admitted conspiring with and helping others sell crack cocaine. He said that when the doorbell would ring at the Auburn apartment, he'd go downstairs to answer the door. He'd receive money, bring it upstairs to the drug dealer, and then bring the drugs downstairs to the person.

In a Finger Lakes Drug Task Force raid in August, Thomas was found in possession of more than 49 grams of crack cocaine. He also had small bags to package cocaine, a digital scale and about $3,700 in cash.

He pleaded guilty Thursday to five class B felonies including: Three counts of third-degree criminal possession of narcotic drugs with intent to sell, one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and one count of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. He also pleaded guilty to fourth-degree conspiracy, a class E felony, and two counts of second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia, class A misdemeanors.

Seeing as though Thomas, of 3 Burt Ave., had no criminal history and spent the last seven months in jail, Leone offered a five year probationary sentence in exchange for Thomas pleading guilty to the entire indictment. Leone said Thomas would have to wait in jail until his May 23 sentencing.

• An Auburn man was sentenced to prison for possessing narcotics.

After an early morning traffic stop in June, Antwoin Anderson, 35, was found in possession of nearly seven ounces of marijuana, close to two ounces of cocaine, a black starter pistol with ammunition and more than $1,850 in cash, according to the Auburn Police Department.

Antwoin Anderson

Antwoin Anderson

In court Thursday, Anderson, of 35 Catlin St., was sentenced for third-degree criminal possession of a narcotic drug with intent to sell, a class B felony. He was sentenced to four years in prison with a shock camp order and three years of post-release supervision. He previously forfeited about $1,800 in cash and a BMW car.

• An Auburn man faces up to three years in prison for strangling a woman.

Daquan Richardson, 22, was sentenced Thursday for charges of second-degree attempted strangulation, a class E felony, and two counts of second-degree criminal contempt, class A misdemeanors. He pleaded guilty to the crimes in January.

Alberto Pola, his defense attorney, said he thought Richardson needed a shock camp order or a drug treatment sentence to break the cycle of violence and substance abuse in his life. The Cayuga County Probation Department indicated to Leone that it didn't oppose that, although Senior Assistant District Attorney Heather De Stefano said she opposed a shock camp order.

"I'm ready to turn my life around," Richardson said.

Richardson was sentenced to one to three years in prison with a shock camp order for his felony charge, and one year for his misdemeanor charges.

• An Auburn man pleaded guilty by waiver to two felonies.

Hector Cabrera, 37, of 28 Florence St., pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal contempt and aggravated family offense, both class E felonies. In exchange for his plea, he will likely be sentenced to two to four years in prison.

He admitted to grabbing a female victim from the throat and neck, making it difficult for her to breathe. In doing this, he violated an order of protection. He also violated the order when he called her on the phone after the incident.

Cabrera, a second-felony offender, also admitted to violating his probation. At the time of his offense, he was on probation for a felony criminal contempt conviction. For violating his probation, he will likely be sentenced to 1 1/3 to four years in prison.

He is due back for sentencing May 23.

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Staff writer Megan Ehrhart can be reached at (315) 282-2244 or megan.ehrhart@lee.net. Follow her on Twitter @MeganEhrhart.

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