Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on May 24, 2018
Three indicted for fatal stabbing and shooting on Central Ave.
Three suspects have been served felony indictments by the Genesee County Grand Jury following the rash of deadly violence on the city’s south side last week.
30 year old Nathaniel Wilson is facing a Class A-1 felony of Murder for stabbing 41 year old Terry Toote to death.
Wilson was allegedly shot in the leg by 17 year old Samuel Blackshear who was indicted for Attempted Assault and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.
48 year old Jennifer Urvizu–Hanlon who allegedly gave Blackshear the gun is also charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon.
District Attorney Lawrence Friedman says the tensions in the neighborhood were just waiting to boil over…
All three are being held without bail pending their next court appearance on June 4th.
According to reports from our news partner at The Batavian the violent disturbances that have plagued the Central Ave area continued yesterday.
There were at least three calls to the Jackson, Central Ave area yesterday with multiple altercations and possibly more people in custody according to reports.
Batavia man takes plea deal in police standoff and arson incident.
47 year old Eddie Lee Miles also known as “Pops” appeared in Genesee County Court yesterday afternoon where he pleaded guilty to three felonies.
Miles was arrested in August for criminal obstruction of breathing and torturing or injuring an animal after he allegedly injected his dog with an unknown purple liquid.
He was also arrested on a warrant for allegedly selling crack cocaine to Drug Task Force agent.
Miles most recent arrest came in January when he used a couch to barricade himself in an apartment on Washington Ave., then set it on fire and began threatening to shoot police.
In satisfaction of three Grand Jury indictments Miles pled guilty to felony counts of Arson, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to sell and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle.
Miles will remain in custody pending his first sentencing date scheduled for June 22nd.
Today is day two of the New York State Democratic and Republican conventions.
Yesterday on Long Island, Governor Cuomo got 95-percent of delegate votes over his challenger, actress Cynthia Nixon.
She will still be on the primary ballot if she collects enough voter signatures.
In New York City, Republicans gave the nod to Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro.
Both parties will also nominate a candidate for attorney general following Eric Schneiderman’s recent resignation.
Former Bills guard Ritchie Incognito is being held in Florida on a mental exam.
It was reported yesterday that police were called about Incognito in an upscale gym after a man said he threw a dumbbell at him.
The man said the attack was unprovoked and Incognito was going on about the government and yelling for him to “get off his playground.”
He wasn’t arrested but was put under an involuntary psychiatric hold.