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...]

Judge Sentences Geneseo Ambulance Thief to Weekends in Jail

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The court process is finally over for the SUNY Geneseo student who joyrode an ambulance through campus and the Village last December. With seven friends and family members looking on, Livingston County Judge Robert Wiggins sentenced Colin Dahlberg, 22, to 3 months of weekends at the Livingston County Jail without work release eligibility and 3 years of probation, 200 hours of community service and $4,500 in court fees and … [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...]

Courtroom Showdown for McCaffrey and Sciarrino at Bauer’s Sentencing

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Sparks flew at a Tuesday morning court appearance as newly announced candidate for Livingston County District Attorney Ray Sciarrino faced off with incumbent DA Greg McCaffrey at sentencing for the man who was found guilty of shooting and killing a neighbor's dog. Harold Bauer, 69, was found guilty at a March bench trial of misdemeanor Overdriving, Torturing and Injuring Animals. McCaffrey asked Judge Robert Wiggins to … [Read more...]

Heartbroken Frisbie Family Speaks at Drunk Driver’s Sentencing for Manslaughter

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County courtroom fell somber Thursday morning as family and friends of Jeannine 'Nene' Frisbie tearfully spoke their minds to the woman who killed the mother of three and severely injured her husband Wayne in a drunk driving accident. About two dozen loving relatives and friends sat or cried quietly as the Frisbie children addressed Amy Patterson, 44, at her sentencing to 4 1/2 to 13 1/2 years in state prison … [Read more...]

Sickly Birdman Sentenced to 15 Years for Kidnapping Ex

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The notorious 'Birdman' from Perry who shook Livingston County a year ago when he brutally kidnapped a former lover from her home in York was sentenced to prison Thursday morning. After recommendations from Livingston County District Attorney Greg McCaffrey and defense counsel William Kelley, Judge Dennis Cohen sentenced Charles Braun, 67, to 15 years in state prison for felony Kidnapping in the Second Degree. He was found … [Read more...]

Mac Salad Bandit Eats Prison Sentence for Build A Burger Break-In

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Another man was sentenced on Tuesday for the locally infamous break-in and theft of mac salad at Build A Burger in Mount Morris that made national headlines on the day before Mothers Day, 2015. Matthew Sapetko, 34, was sentenced to 2 to 6 years in prison and ordered to pay $3,990 in court fees and fines jointly with his codefendants, James Marullo and Timothy Walker Jr. He read a message prepared for the court prior to … [Read more...]

Emotional Grandma Sentenced for Sneaking Drugs to Inmate

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A grandmother made an emotional court appearance on Tuesday with a group of nine family members as she was sentenced to prison for slipping drugs to a male inmate at a Livingston County prison. Octavia Watkins, 39, was sentenced to 1 year's incarceration and 1 year of post-release supervision for Promoting Prison Contraband in the First Degree, a D felony, while her family wept in the courtroom. "I'm losing a lot and I'm … [Read more...]