Woman admits she lied to grand jury


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WATERTOWN — A city woman admitted to lying to a Jefferson County grand jury in County Court on Tuesday.

Alivia M. Vaughns, 25, Watertown, pleaded guilty to first-degree perjury and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Ms. Vaughns admitted that she and another person had cocaine in the city on Sept. 29. She further admitted to falsely testifying in front of a grand jury on Nov. 8 on evidence relating to her drug charges. Ms. Vaughns, along with Joshua A. Thurston and James E. Bragg III, were all arrested at 317 N. Hamilton St. on Oct. 1 and found with almost five ounces of crack cocaine and several packages of the drug wrapped for sale. Ms. Vaughns sentencing is set for May 29.

In other court action:

Cody J. Loomis, 26, Oxbow, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal contempt as a misdemeanor. He admitted violating a protective order held against him by making threatening phone calls to the protected party Dec. 26 in Theresa.

In court on Monday, Nathan J. Davis, 21, Watertown, was sentenced to six months in the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building followed by five years of probation. He pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance Feb. 7.


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