Monticello man sentenced for violations of order of protection

Posted 5/17/22

District Attorney Meagan Galligan announced that on May 13, Ronald Royster, 30, of Monticello, was sentenced by Sullivan County Court Judge E. Danielle Jose-Decker to an …

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Monticello man sentenced for violations of order of protection

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MONTICELLO, NY —  District Attorney Meagan Galligan announced that on May 13, Ronald Royster, 30, of Monticello, was sentenced by Sullivan County Court Judge E. Danielle Jose-Decker to an aggregate prison term of seven and a half to 15 years for repeatedly violating an Order of Protection. 

On March 3, a trial jury convicted Royster of Aggravated Criminal Contempt, Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, Aggravated Family Offense and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, all felonies, in connection with his conduct against a former paramour. 

Royster repeatedly attempted to contact the victim, including by ringing her doorbell and throwing a rock through the window of a car parked in her driveway. 

He has previously been convicted of two misdemeanors and one felony Criminal Contempt for his conduct against the same woman. Royster is currently serving a three-year sentence on an Orange County conviction for attempted possession of a loaded firearm; this sentence will be served consecutively to his time on that conviction.

“The victim in this case bravely faced the man who had terrified her for years. Today, at sentencing, he reiterated his intention to continue to locate her. I am grateful that the court recognized the severity of this defendant’s conduct and imposed the maximum permissible sentences on his convictions consistent with the recommendation of my Office,” Galligan said. 

She thanked the State Police and Department of Corrections and Community Supervision for their assistance with the investigation and prosecution of this case. She commended Assistant District Attorney Lisa Bondarenka for her advocacy in this case.

Glenn Kroll, Esq, represented Royster.

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