Judge gives Batavia woman final chance to avoid prison.
Written by WBTA STAFF on February 22, 2018
32 year old Ann Capuano of Montclair Avenue appeared for sentencing in Genesee County Court this morning after repeated violations of her release under supervision agreement.
She pleaded guilty to a Class E felony of attempted burglary in June after admitting to a bizarre incident in which she entered a business on State Street Road brandishing a knife.
She later admitted to being on drugs during the incident.
First Assistant District Attorney Mellissa Cianfrini requested incarceration after citing a list of interim probation violations including an accusation that she stole medications from another patient at drug treatment, and that she skipped appointments.
Before being sentenced Capuano rapidly went through a list of excuses for every violation incident and blamed transportation issues for her absence at scheduled treatments before breaking down in tears.
Judge Charles Zambito sentenced her to shock probation which consists of 6 months in jail and 5 years’ probation.
He told Capuano this was her last chance and the next step would be state prison.