Man sentenced to 2 1/2 years in Ogdensburg shooting

Updated: Dec. 9, 2019 at 3:02 PM EST
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CANTON, N.Y. (WWNY) - An Ogdensburg man originally accused of attempted murder in a shooting earlier this year was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison.

Twenty-seven year old Ronald Redmond III had pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted burglary in a deal with prosecutors.

He was sentenced in St. Lawrence County Court Monday morning.

The charge stems from an alleged exchange of gunfire at 921 Caroline Street in Ogdensburg on February 3.

Police accused Redmond and 28 year old Dylan Arquitt of entering the home wearing masks. Police said Arquitt fired a .22-caliber rifle into a room with several people inside, injuring a Brooklyn man. That man, Charles Watford, allegedly fired back with a handgun.

Arquitt was found dead in his home in September. He had pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and was set to be a witness in Redmond’s trial. Arquitt’s cause of death has not been released.

“He was a cooperating witness. So that obviously had a drastic impact on our case,” said St. Lawrence Co. District Attorney Gary Pasqua.

"It was not in the prosecutor’s best interest to look to try this case,” said Denice Smith, defense lawyer.

Stemming from a separate arrest, Redmond had also pleaded guilty to unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine.

He was sentenced to two-and-a-half year for that charge, too, but will serve both sentences at the same time.

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