Albion Teen Charged with Attempted Murder of Grandmother

Written by on July 9, 2018

News Release: Orleans County Sheriff’s Office

On July 9th, 2018, The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brandon Foster, 17, of Albion, N.Y. following a violent incident at his grandmother’s house on Oak Orchard Road in the Town of Albion.
Undersheriff Christopher M. Bourke reports that shortly before midnight on July 8th, Foster allegedly went to home of his grandmother, Rachael Spearance, located just outside the Village of Albion. Foster entered the residence by climbing on a chair and forcing a rear window open. Upon climbing through a window, Foster proceeded to the bedroom and began attacking his grandmother with a knife as she slept in bed. Spearance began fighting back. Foster then placed her in a choke hold. Spearance was able to get away from Foster’s grasp and confront him about what he was doing. Foster then stole $23.00 cash and the victims cell phone and climbed out a different window and fled the scene.
Spearance, while bleeding profusely, was able to leave the residence and drive to Medina Hospital. Spearance was then transported to the Erie County Medical Center by Mercy Flight where she remains in serious but stable condition.
Orleans County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Albion Police arrived at the scene. The man hunt for the suspect took place in the Village of Albion throughout the night involving several agencies including the Sheriff’s Office, Albion Police, N.Y.S Police, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Bloodhound and the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit. Several interviews were conducted and several houses and building were searched. K-9 units tracked the suspect for hours through the Village of Albion. Around 6:00AM, K9-Teams were able to locate the suspect hiding in the bushes behind Burger King. The suspect surrendered peacefully at that time.
Foster is charged with Attempted Murder in the 1st degree, Burglary in the 1st Degree, Assault in the 1st Degree (all felonies), Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Petit larceny. Foster was arraigned before Albion Town Justice Hon. Joseph Fuller. Bail was set at $50,000 cash, $100,000 Surety Bond. Foster is scheduled to return to the Town of Albion Court on July 11th, 2018, at 9:00AM.

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