Livonia Man Wants Trial after Chase and Kids ‘Exit Car’

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Livonia man said Tuesday that he is turning down a plea offer to take his felony Reckless Endangerment, DWI and drug possession case to trial. Paul Carey, 38, said that he wants to fight several charges, including: felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree; felony Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree; and felony Aggravated DWI. State Police allege that he led them on a chase during … [Read more...]

Guilty Dansville DWI Verdict Puts Man in Path of 7 Years in Prison

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – An Alabama, NY couple took the stand to testify that they feared for their lives when a driver nearly ran them off the road and appeared visibly intoxicated when police asked him to step out of his vehicle. Based on their testimony and that of investigating police officers, a jury convicted John Anson, 41, of felony DWI and felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in Livingston County court. He now faces up to 7 years in … [Read more...]

Springwater Man to Take Felony Pot Case Back to Trial

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The man who successfully appealed convictions from a 2014 trial is preparing for round two in County Court. Buza and his defense attorney since the beginning, Dan Magill, appeared in County Court Tuesday to declare their intent to have the case scheduled for a jury trial. The Livingston County District Attorney's Office offered Buza 5 years on probation plus court fees and fines if he pleads guilty. He declined. They … [Read more...]

Violent Livingston County Inmate Sentenced to Maximum

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Monroe County man found guilty at trial of two assaults at the Livingston County Jail was sentenced to the maximum prison time allowable by law on Thursday. Orlando Hernandez, 44, was sentenced to 14 years in prison: 7 years with the NYS Department of Corrections and 5 years of post-release supervision for each of two counts of felony Assault in the Second Degree. “I think this case goes to show that in Livingston … [Read more...]

LaDue Denies 18 ‘Statutory’ Rape Charges at Trial

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The young Springwater man charged with 18 felony counts of rape took the stand Wednesday to completely deny ever having sex with either of two teenage girls. LaDue, 21, said that he did not have sex with a teenage girl numerous times while living with her family and did not have sex with another underage girl on one other occasion. "No I did not," testified LaDue, his suit jacket slightly too big for his shoulders, … [Read more...]

Jury Convicts Campbell for Dansville Coke Deal

DANSVILLE – A jury convicted a Dansville man last Thursday for a 2015 cocaine sale to a confidential informant with the Dansville Police Department. Andrew Campbell, 27, was convicted of two counts of felony Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and two counts of felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. Over three days, several witnesses including the confidential informant and members … [Read more...]

Medical Issues to Arise at Trial for Dansville Baby’s Death

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Conflicting medical opinions are likely to be a critical issue in the impending manslaughter trial for Tracy Abbott. Speaking at a Thursday morning court appearance for Abbott, 53, to schedule the jury trial, Livingston County District Attorney Greg McCaffrey said that his office will be contacting doctors to testify. "We will be speaking to toxicologists and doctors to see if there are any issues with that date," said … [Read more...]

Jury Finds Inmate Guilty of Breaking Boo Henry’s Jaw in Jail

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A jury convicted a Livingston County inmate on Wednesday of injuring two other inmates, one of whom was the notorious Boo Henry, in October 2015. Orlando Hernandez, 43, will likely be sentenced to state prison for two counts of felony Assault in the Second Degree. "I think this case goes to show that in Livingston County, if you're the victim of a crime, the DA's Office will prosecute that crime, no matter what you have … [Read more...]

Not Guilty: Lima Jury Acquits Howe of Driving While High Charge

LIMA – A jury acquitted a local man of a misdemeanor Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs charge at a trial on Tuesday. According to a press release from defense attorney David Hoffmann, Ryan C. Howe, 22, had a violation Unlawful Possession of Marijuana Charge dismissed without being heard by the jury, was acquitted of misdemeanor DWAI Drugs, and was found guilty of speeding, an infraction. “At the end of a long day, the jury held the … [Read more...]

Jury Convicts Brooks of Cooking Books as Mount Morris School Clerk

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A former Mount Morris Central School clerk was found guilty on felony charges Thursday afternoon for exploiting her access to the school’s payroll system to write herself $1699.62 in checks. Jennifer Brooks, 45, of Nunda, was found guilty of Tampering with Public Records, Falsifying Business Records, and Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, all of which are felonies. "We thank the jury for their service," said Brooks' … [Read more...]