Batavia man sentenced to prison for Menacing Police with a knife

Written by on January 2, 2020

27 year old Morgan Cox Jr. of Batavia appeared in Genesee County Court this morning for sentencing on a count of Menacing a Police Officer and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.
Cox who has an extensive criminal history was arrested on the Class D violent felony on September 28th when he displayed a knife in order to intimidate a Batavia Police officer while the officer was performing his duties.
Both the District Attorney and defense in the case declined making a presentence statement, including Cox himself.
Judge Charles Zambito did however speak to Cox before handing down his sentence calling his actions “totally pointless” and fueled by his addiction to drugs.
Zambito referred to a dangerous incident that Cox had found himself in saying “People came with baseball bats because they know how you are” stressing that Cox needed to address his addiction most importantly.
He was sentenced to the previously agreed upon mandatory minimum of 2 years in prison with 1 and ½ years post release supervision on the count of Menacing a Police Officer and the minimum of 1 and 1/3 to 3 years on the weapons charge with his sentences to run concurrent.


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