Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on October 30, 2018
Stafford man accused of fighting, choking and biting in LeRoy burglary.
Police in LeRoy report the arrest of a Stafford man accused of a violent domestic incident in the village and of fleeing the scene while under the influence.
24 year old David Leach Jr. of Stafford was arrested in the early morning of Saturday October 20th after allegedly driving drunk away from a domestic incident in LeRoy in which he allegedly broke in, caused damage then fought, choked and bit the victim at the residence causing injury.
Leach was charged with felony counts of Burglary, Strangulation, Criminal Mischief, and a Class A Misdemeanor count of Assault in the third degree.
Leach was later located by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies and faces additional charges through their office.
He was remanded in lieu of $10,000 bail to the Genesee County Jail.
Accused Batavia Burglar busted for drunk driving after fleeing the scene.
City Police have arrested 36 year old Brendan Curry of Batavia-Elba Townline Road for allegedly making an illegal entry into an Ellicott Street residence last week.
Curry had reportedly fled from the address before police were able to respond to the scene.
He was subsequently located by State Police and arrested for a felony level DWI.
Curry faces a felony count of the charge due to a prior DWI conviction within the last 10 years.
LeRoy woman facing charges for helping a parolee evade police.
LeRoy Police arrested 32 year old Heather Coates of Myrtle Street, Le Roy, on charges of Hindering Prosecution, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child following an incident last weekend in the Village.
State Parole Officers assisted by Village Police were attempting to locate parolee Rob Hoag, after learning that he was allegedly in violation of his parole conditions and at Coates’ address at the same time there was a child under the age of seventeen.
According to authorities Coates made several misleading statements to officers hindering their investigation to locate Hoag while he apparently jumped from a second story window then ran from the residence on foot to evade police.
Authorities were able to locate Hoag the following day and he currently has charges pending in the incident
Coates was released under the supervision of Genesee Justice and is expected back in LeRoy Town Court on December 3rd.
Accused murderess admits to killing in Brockport.
The woman accused of shooting and killing an Orleans County woman last summer admitted to all charges against her Monday, but said she is not responsible due to her mental health.
Holly Colino is accused in the murder of Megan Dix.
She had been indicted on nine felony counts by a grand jury, including second-degree murder.
On Monday morning, she admitted to all nine counts, but pleaded, “not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect” – citing her mental health at the time of the shooting.
Fantasy sports betting is in jeopardy in New York.
A judge in Albany ruled yesterday that the online games violate the state constitution.
Plaintiffs in the case are anti-gambling advocates and believe the ruling means these businesses need to stop their operations in the state.
But lawyers for daily fantasy companies argue that Governor Cuomo and other officials need to enforce the judge’s ruling before they’ll consider closing shop.
Cuomo’s office says the governor is still evaluating the ruling.