Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on January 16, 2018
Serial sex offender Marlek Holmes refuses a sentencing deal and takes his chances on life in prison.
The 44 year old Holmes appeared in Genesee county Court today and was offered 25 years in prison to satisfy a number of charges.
Holmes, in an expletive laced response, said ‘no’ to the deal outlined here by D A Lawrence Friedman:
Now, Holmes will go to trial on the latest charges and also face a hearing to determine if he should be declared a “persistent violent felony offender.”
Such a declaration could leave him locked up for life.
A Batavia man has been arrested for allegedly making a terrorist threat.
Deputies say 62 year old Joseph Misiak of Pratt Road called the sheriff’s office and left a voicemail threatening to harm a member of the sheriff’s office. Misiak was taken into custody and an order of protection was issued.
Byron Woman accused of driving while on drugs in a convenience store parking lot.
32 year old Anna Howard of Ivison Road in Byron was arrested in the parking lot of the 7 – 11 in Bergen. She was also charged with driving without a license.
If your business has a surveillance camera system Batavia Police want to hear from you.
BPD is asking business owners with surveillance systems to voluntarily register with the police department.
The police emphasize they will not dictate how the cameras are used. It is, they say, a database to help them determine who might have captured footage related to a particular crime.
You can register your system HERE.