Sheriff Closes 2 of 3 Livingston County Hunting Fatality Investigations

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office has closed two of three investigations into hunter fatalities this hunting season. Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty said at a Friday press conference that a hunter's fatal fall from a West Sparta tree stand on opening day and another hunter's fatal medical problem in Springwater are considered accidental incidents and that no charges will be filed. The investigation … [Read more...]

DEC Calls Caledonia Hunter Shooting ‘Accidental’

NYLON – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) said that hunting-related shooting fatalities within the past week in Caledonia and Sandy Creek, NY were accidental and preventable. A press release from DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said that DEC Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) are currently investigating two hunting-related shooting fatalities that occurred within the past week, calling both 'accidental … [Read more...]

Livingston County Loves Hoop-Shooting Deputy

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Local communities are buzzing about a pickup basketball game between some local kids and Livingston County Deputy Sheriff Mike Williams. On Aug. 24, Nicole Silvernail shared these photos on Facebook. In the past two days, the post has been 'liked' over 1,000 times and shared more than 150 times. "Today while the kids were playing basketball at the park, they had a Livingston County Sheriff's Deputy stop to play with … [Read more...]

Leicester Teen Takes Snapchat of Shooting Stolen Pistol in Road

LEICESTER – A local teen was arrested on felony gun charges after he allegedly posted a Snapchat video of himself firing a stolen handgun from a vehicle. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Ryan Bonadonna, 19, was arrested for felony Criminal Possession of a Firearm and Discharging a Firearm on a Roadway. On June 5, the Sheriff's Office received a complaint concerning the Snapchat … [Read more...]

Judge Reduces Bail for Lima Trooper Assault Suspect

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Livingston County Judge granted a bail reduction for the Brooklyn teen who is alleged to have beaten and injured a New York State Trooper in April. Tyshawn Jones, 19, is charged with felony Assault in the Second Degree, misdemeanor Criminal Impersonation in the Second Degree, misdemeanor Resisting Arrest, and misdemeanor Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the Fifth Degree. He appeared with his attorney, Assistant Public … [Read more...]

Grand Jury to Consider Felony Assault Charge for Attacking Trooper

LIMA – The case against a young Brooklyn man who was shot during an altercation with a New York State Trooper will soon be considered by a Grand Jury. Tyshawn Jones, 19, appeared in Lima Town Court Tuesday afternoon for a preliminary hearing on his felony Assault in the Second Degree charge for allegedly punching and injuring Trooper Robert Hoyt, who was trying to search Jones' vehicle. Jones' right arm was in a sling since the Trooper shot … [Read more...]

NYS Police Arrest Shot Teen on Felony for Assaulting Lima Trooper

LIMA – New York State Police filed a felony charge against the young man who was shot during a physical altercation with a state Trooper during a traffic stop on Rtes. 5 and 20 on April 14. According to a press release from NYS Police, Tyshawn Jones, 19, of Brooklyn, NY, was arrested for felony Assault in the Second Degree, misdemeanor Criminal Impersonation in the Second Degree, misdemeanor Resisting Arrest, and misdemeanor Criminal Possession … [Read more...]

Brooklyn Teen Identified as Suspect Shot by Lima Trooper

LIMA – A New York State Trooper shot a young man who is thought to have attacked and injured him Wednesday evening. According to a press release from the NYS Police, Tyshawn Jones, 19, of Brooklyn, NY, was shot during the altercation. On April 13, 2016, a NYS Trooper assigned to the Lima Station stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Rtes. 5 and 20 in the Town of Lima. The driver allegedly exited his vehicle and physically attacked … [Read more...]

NYS Trooper Shoots Suspect at Lima Traffic Stop


LIMA – A New York State Trooper was involved in a confirmed shooting with a subject late Wednesday night. The trooper stopped car on Rtes. 5 and 20 near Livonia Center Road Wednesday at about 11 p.m. An occupant of the vehicle reportedly attacked the Trooper, who fired his weapon, injuring the subject. The subject and Trooper were transported to the hospital. Continue to follow the as further details become available. … [Read more...]

LeRoy Man Burns Own Home and Fatally Shoots Neighbor

NYLON – A suspect is in custody after allegedly setting his own home ablaze and then shooting and killing a neighbor Tuesday morning. According to news partner 13WHAM, the suspect allegedly set his own house on fire on Selden Road and then went about 1/4 mile down the road and fatally shot a neighbor. Law enforcement negotiated with the suspect for hours on the front lawn of his own home before taking him safely into custody shortly after 8 … [Read more...]