September 28, 2019
FORT EDWARD — A Level 3 sex offender who ducked police for months when he was accused of sex abuse and failing to register his address has been sentenced to up to 11 years in prison after his guilty plea to two felonies.
James B. Gatchell, 43, pleaded guilty to two counts of failure to register as a sex offender in Washington County Court as part of a plea deal. A felony charge of first-degree sexual abuse for alleged abuse of a child was still pending.
Gatchell was sentenced