Weekend News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on June 23, 2018
A Batavia drug dealer accused of arson, choking a teenage girl and injecting a dog with poison is facing a five year minimum sentence.
Judge Charles Zambito ruled yesterday afternoon in Genesee County Court that Eddie Lee “Pops” Miles Jr. will serve a minimum of five years in state prison after accepting a “global plea agreement” last month.
Miles admitted to just three felonies included in three recent grand jury indictments.
In August Miles allegedly choked a 17 year old girl while walking her dog then injected the dog with an unknown purple liquid causing the dog to become temporarily unresponsive.
Miles was arrested a few months later for selling crack cocaine to drug task force agents.
Then in January after admittedly becoming intoxicated and fighting with his girlfriend, Miles set fire to a couch in his Washington Ave apartment.
In the incident Miles threatened to shoot police, and displaced other families due to the fire.
Miles was sentenced to 5 to 15 years for Arson and dealing drugs, with two years post-release supervision.
He is expected back in court for sentencing on a count of unauthorized use of a vehicle on Aug. 13th however his sentence will likely run concurrently.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.
Fatal train versus pedestrian collision in Wyoming County claims the life of a Middlebury woman.
Crew members of a westbound train in Middleburry reported a possible deceased subject on the railroad tracks off of Pflaum Road shortly after 2 yesterday morning.
Troopers out of Warsaw responded to the scene around an hour later where they discovered a deceased woman who has been identified as 50 year old Janette Moore of Middlebury.
Further investigation revealed that an eastbound Norfolk Southern Train had reported Thursday night at around 11 o’clock that they had possibly struck a deer or a bear.
Moore was reportedly wearing dark colored clothing during the incident.
Investigation remains ongoing.
Batavia man being held for theft at Walmart in Warsaw.
37 year old Donald Stahl Jr. of North Street has been arrested and charged with counts of Grand larceny, Petit larceny and three counts of conspiracy.
Stahl was initially apprehended in Batavia where he was accused of conspiring with a female suspect to steal property from the Batavia Walmart.
He was turned over to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly conspiring with others to steal electronic and computer items from the Walmart in Warsaw previously.
Stahl is being held in the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.
The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are pending.
Williamsport evens up three game series with a win over the Muckdogs.
The Muckdogs were bested by the Williamsport Crosscutters last night in their second match of the season with a final score of 9 to 7.
The Muckdogs drop to 3 and 5 on the year.
The third game of the series against the Crosscutters begins tonight at 7:05 and you can hear the game live here on WBTA.