Victims fight off attacker in Wyoming County home invasion

Written by on August 14, 2018

Two brothers were attacked by an intruder at their Middlebury residence ending in arrest for a Florida man and hospitalization for the victims.

A 28 year old resident on West Middlebury Road called Emergency Dispatchers shortly after 2:30 yesterday afternoon reporting that he and his 13 year old brother had both been cut several times by an unknown intruder who walked into their home unexpectedly.

The two victims were in an upstairs bedroom at the time of the invasion and despite being severely cut multiple times the brothers were able to fight off the intruder.
Wyoming County Sheriff Gregory Rudolph…

The two victims were treated on scene and quickly transported to Strong Memorial.

State Police and Deputies searched the area and around an hour and a half later located 39 year old Michael Finch of Parrish Florida who was taken into custody.

Finch was remanded to jail without bail on two counts each of Attempted Murder, Attempted Robbery, Assault and single counts of Burglary and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.

Finch reportedly has multiple felony convictions and was arrested as a fugitive from Florida in Wyoming County in 2011.

Sheriff Rodolph said they recovered multiple weapons and at last report the brothers were both recovering from surgeries at Strong.


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