Man gets probation in mom robbery

Miguel Harvey
Miguel Harvey(Jefferson County Correctional Facility)
Published: Mar. 20, 2023 at 1:40 PM EDT
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - A man who threatened his mother with a box cutter while demanding money from her will serve a term of probation.

Miguel Harvey, who was 23 at the time of his arrest in January, was sentenced Monday in Jefferson County court.

He pleaded guilty to robbery, third-degree and criminal possession of a weapon, fourth-degree, and was sentenced to one year of interim probation. If he stays out of trouble, after a year the charges will be reduced to misdemeanors.

At the time of Harvey’s arrest, police said demanded money while threatening his mother with a box cutter. He left the home after she gave him money.

Troopers say they located Harvey later in a town of Watertown home.

Also in Jefferson County Court Monday:

- Cole Sheltray appeared in court. Sheltray set fire to his mother’s garage in Carthage in 2021, and was charged with arson. He violated his probation for that crime, and will be sentenced to two and a third to seven years in prison.