Saturday News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on March 10, 2018
Second defendant in East Main Street assault found guilty
26 year old Anthony Spencer Jr. of Batavia has been found guilty on all counts.
Spencer also known as “Trouble” was accused of beating victim Jon Roblee over the head with a cooking pot during a gang assault on East Main Street in Batavia.
The attack left the victim bleeding uncontrollably, clinging to life.
The verdict was read shortly after 10 o’clock Friday morning after the jury deliberated for around 3 and half hours.
Spencer was found guilty on count #1 of Gang Assault in the first degree and on count # 2 of Assault in the first degree.
Co-Defendant JW Hardy the Third also known as “Dubs” accepted a plea deal in December regarding the incident and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Spencer is scheduled for sentencing on April 6th.
He was ordered to be held without bail pending sentencing at the request of the District Attorney.
Investigation into the incident still continues as there were other alleged suspects involved that fled the scene.
Murder suspect in Perry waives his preliminary hearing.
60 year old Joseph Mlyniec of Perry is behind bars charged with second degree murder for allegedly shooting and killing 32 year old Robert Irvine the third of Perry.
He allegedly shot Irvine in the head while in the driveway of his home on Route 246 in Perry at around quarter to 6 Wednesday night.
The former Wyoming County Sheriff Sergeant and current Perry Town Board Member not give a formal statement and investigators say they do not have a clear motive for the shooting, only that the two men were acquainted.
The latest information regarding the case is that Mlyniec has waived his right to have a preliminary hearing, which was scheduled for Warsaw Justice Court on March 12th.
Mlyniec is now expected in court on May 21st however, it’s anticipated that the matter will be presented to the Wyoming County Grand Jury before that date.
He remains in jail without bail.
Albion couple accused of child sex abuse with more victims emerging.
54 year old Renee Koch and her boyfriend 45 year old Richard Hering Jr. both of Albion were arrested and charged with forcible touching, sex abuse and acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17 years of age.
The couple is accused of sexually abusing children between the ages of 12 and 16 during a number of reported incidents last year.
Police say more victims are coming forward accusing the Albion residents of sexually abusing them as the investigation continues.
The couple are due back in Orleans County Court next Tuesday.