Evening News Briefing -Odom Not Guilty
Written by Dan Fischer on October 4, 2019
Antwan Odom found not guilty of all charges against him in the stabbing last summer of his one-time friend and teammate Ray Leach.
A Genesee County court jury of nine women and three men deliberated for two days returning their verdict late this morning.
Attorney Frank Housh defended Odom..
Housch said police had to arrest someone in the case and since Ray Leach was a star football player, it was not going to be him.
Outside the courtroom, Antawn Odom reacted to the verdict…
Odom was originally offered a plea deal in the case if he would have pleaded guilty with a promise of no jail time.
Had he been found guilty of First Degree Assault the minimum sentence would have been five years in prison.
District Attorney Lawrence Friedman felt Odom would have been found guilty to something…
Outside the courthouse surrounded by his family Odom said he just wants to, “get out of Batavia and get out of state.
Three arrested for illegally possessing drugs and a weapon in a traffic stop in Batavia with a 10 month old child.
34 year old Trevon Armstrong of Denio Street Batavia, 28 year old Gabrielle Chaplin of Porter Ave Batavia and 27 year old Darius Jones of Attica were all arrested following a traffic stop on East Ave at Ross Street in the City.
The trio was stopped by deputies Wednesday afternoon after allegedly failing to use a turn signal.
Investigation of the vehicle revealed they were allegedly in possession marijuana, oxycodone and a loaded handgun.
A 10 month old child was also reportedly in the vehicle, not properly secured in a car seat and in proximity of the firearm.
All three were charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon and of a Controlled Substance along with counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Unlawful Possession of Pot.
Armstrong and Jones were remanded to the Genesee County Jail without bail while Chaplin was ordered to be held in lieu of 10-thousand dollars bail
City residents are being reminded to secure their vehicles following a number of larcenies reported to Batavia Police.
Over the past few weeks the Department has received multiple reports of larcenies from vehicles all throughout the City with culprits allegedly stealing cash, GPS units and other electronic items.
Residents are also encouraged to report any suspicious activity to Police.
A ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes was set to be enforced across New York today, but retailers are getting a reprieve.
Yesterday, a court approved a request by the Vapor Technology Association and affiliates for the ban to be put on hold until another court hearing later this month.
Vape shop owners believe the ban would hurt their sales, since flavored products are popular among customers.
The state Health Commissioner said yesterday’s decision won’t stop New York from trying to put an end to teen vaping and vaping-related illnesses.