Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on May 3, 2019
A Batavia man, accused of attempted murder, has been found mentally incapable of assisting in his own defense.
The ruling was made by County Court Judge Charles Zambito in the case of 23 year old Plush Dozier.
Doizier was charged with arson and attempted murder for allegedly setting fire to his girlfriend’s Maple Street apartment last year while she was inside.
Judge Zambito said three doctors found that Dozier can slip from lucid to psychotic at any time.
Rashawn Gosier, formerly of Shady Lane Batavia, has accepted a plea deal in an attempted murder case. The 40 year old Gosier was accused of stabbing a person last December in an Ellicott Street. Home.
The plea deal will likely result in a five year prison term.
A local woman arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs with a young child in her car.
35 year old Taraleen Tundo of Linden Road Bethany is charged with a violation of Leandra’s law which is a felony.
Tundo was stopped by deputies on Main Road in Stafford.
Lawmen said Tundo failed field sobriety tests as she was driving with a small child in the car.
An Orleans County Man is sentenced to 18 Months in prison for defrauding the state transportation department.
47 year old Nathaniel Lorenz of Holley was also ordered pay restitution in the amount of $600,000.
Lorenz, a former police officer submitted fake invoices to the New York State DOT in order to conceal that he was not buying the materials needed to perform bridge contracts in the Buffalo and Binghamton regions.
Prisoners are being called in to keep communities along Lake Ontario safe from flooding. The inmates are working to fill sandbags that will be given to homeowners and businesses to protect their property. The prisoners are getting paid, but just how much isn’t being made public.