Weekend News Briefing

Written by on October 5, 2019

A Trio arrested in Batavia for driving with drugs and a firearm with an unseated 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.

Antwan Odom has been found not guilty on all counts in the stabbing case against him.
The Genesee County jury deliberated for two days returning their verdict late Friday morning.
Defense Attorney Frank Housh said Odom was not the aggressor in the Ross Street incident last summer when his former friend and teammate Ray Leach demanded they fight…

Housh maintained that Ray Leach was not arrested because of his reputation as a star football player.
Had Odem been found guilty of First Degree Assault the minimum sentence would have been five years in prison.
District Attorney Lawrence Friedman was surprised by the verdict that the jury returned…

As Odom was leaving the courthouse surrounded by his family he said he just wants to, “get out of Batavia and get out of state.”

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.


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