Mount Morris Teen Goes to Prison for Torching Old House

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A County Court Judge sentenced a Mount Morris teenager to prison for burning a vacant house with the help of a 14-year-old. Judge Dennis Cohen sentenced Alex Gross, 18, to 2 to 6 years in prison for felony Attempted Arson in the Third Degree. Gross is eligible to serve 6 months in Shock camp, a military-style prison boot camp, but will not have his record sealed as a Youthful Offender (Y/O). "You have a prior Y/O. I'm … [Read more...]

Over 40 Cops Watch Judge Send Lima Trooper’s Attacker to Prison

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Over 40 police officers and members of the legal community watched as a County Court Judge sentenced a man to prison for brutally beating and injuring a New York State Trooper in the spring of 2016. Judge Robert Wiggins sentenced Tyshawn Jones, 20, of Brooklyn, the man who viciously attacked and injured young Trooper Robert Hoyt on the side of Rte. 5 and 20 in April 2016, to 5 years in state prison and 3 years of … [Read more...]

Dad and Son C.O.’s Save Inmate from Heroin Overdose at Groveland

GROVELAND – A father-son team of corrections officers at Groveland Correctional Facility is credited with potentially saving the life of an inmate overdosing on heroin. NYS Corrections Officers & Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) commended the actions of corrections officers (C.O.'s) Kenneth and Brandon Poddany actions in a press release. “I am extremely proud of our two members from Groveland Correctional Facility and their … [Read more...]

DA Offers 7 Years in Prison for Striking Pedestrian

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County District Attorney's Office has extended a plea offer to the parolee who was arrested in May for allegedly striking and seriously injuring a pedestrian. Greg Walsh, 25, is charged with felony Vehicular Assault in the First Degree, felony Assault in the Second Degree, misdemeanor DWAI Drugs, DWAI Combination of Drugs and Alcohol, and Failure to Maintain Lane, a violation. District Attorney Greg … [Read more...]

Livonia Man Proves Mohawk Heritage to Keep Hair in Prison

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Livonia man has proved his Native American heritage in court so that he can keep his long hair in prison. Gabrail Martinez Moses, 49, was sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison for felony Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree. His attorney, Jeannie Michalski, requested that the judge allow him to keep his long hair for religious reasons. "Mr. Moses is of Mohawk heritage, of the Turtle Clan," said Michalski. … [Read more...]

Cuban Credit Card Hustler Caught in Livonia Likely to be Deported

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Cuban citizen who cloned numerous credit cards as part of a scheme believed to have extended along the entire east coast is likely to be deported after a judge sentenced him to prison for felony identity theft on Thursday. Juan Pablo Cosio Aguila, 26, was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in state prison for felony Identity Theft in the First Degree. Judge Dennis Cohen told Aguila that he will likely be deported as a result of … [Read more...]

One of Drug Task Force’s ‘Top Targets’ Heads to Prison

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Nunda man who the Livingston County District Attorney calls one of the Drug Task Force's top targets was sentenced to prison Tuesday morning. Devin Wilkins, 38, was sentenced to 7 years in prison for three counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree for selling cocaine in Nunda. District Attorney Greg McCaffrey … [Read more...]

Scam Victims Help Finally Lock Up Caledonia Crook

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A 13-month case finally came to a close Tuesday morning as the Caledonia contractor who defrauded Livingston County residents of over $190,000 was sentenced to prison with some of his victims looking on. Kurt Kline, 46, was sentenced to 3 to 6 years in prison for felony Grand Larceny in the Second Degree and Grand Larceny in the Third Degree. Kline defrauded Jim and Barbara Kraus of over $100,000, inspiring them to seek out … [Read more...]

Hemlock Murderer Dies in Prison

ROME – Gary Flemke, the man who brutally took his wife's life in late February 2014 in Hemlock, has died while serving a lengthy sentence at Mohawk Correctional Facility in Rome, NY. According to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Flemke died on May 2, 2016 at age 63. Livingston County was shocked as the details of Flemke's 2014 crimes unfolded. Family members said that his wife, Marcia Flemke, 58, … [Read more...]

Joe Harris Challenges County and NYS Courts as DA Pursues Prison Sentence

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Defendant Joseph Harris challenged Livingston County Judge Dennis Cohen and the New York State Appellate Division Thursday morning when his guilty pleas were vacated and the District Attorney's Office said that they will be taking him to trial. Harris, 47, successfully appealed a guilty plea to felony Promoting Prison Contraband in January 2016. He served two years at the Livingston County Jail for this and felony Attempted … [Read more...]