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...]

Jury Convicts Caledonia Man of Pawning Kids’ Treasured Coins for Heroin

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A jury convicted a Caledonia man at trial of stealing gold and silver coins from his ex-girlfriend's children, which he apparently then pawned for heroin. Douglas Grant, 47, was convicted of felony Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree. The more than 60 silver eagle and gold British sovereign coins were gifts from the childrens' grandparents, including their deceased grandmother. "It's a sad case because these are items you … [Read more...]

Boo Henry Caves, Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Deputy During Escape

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – After briefly preparing for trial, Richard 'Boo' Henry, the man who led law enforcement on a week-long manhunt over the summer of 2015, has caved and admitted to causing a knee injury to a Livingston County Sheriff's Deputy by running off while being arrested for an alleged parole violation. Richard 'Boo' Henry, 36, pled guilty to felony Assault in the Second Degree, with a sentence promise of 6 years in state prison and 5 … [Read more...]

Boo Henry Throws the Gloves Off for Escape and Assault Trial

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Mount Morris man who injured a Livingston County Sheriff's Deputy and led law enforcement on a week-long manhunt in August is poised to throw away a plea offer from the Livingston County District Attorney's Office and take his felony assault and escape charges to trial. Richard 'Boo' Henry, 36, has retained attorney Eric Smith, who said in court on Thursday that Henry would like to schedule a Dunaway Hearing to see if … [Read more...]

Dansville Man Faces 30 Years at Car Theft and Joyriding Trial

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A jury trial began Tuesday morning for the Dansville man who could face more than 30 years in prison if found guilty of stealing three cars in Dansville and stealing items from several other cars in several Livingston County towns. Christopher Swick, 30, is charged with two counts of felony Burglary in the Second Degree, three counts of felony Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, three counts of felony Criminal Mischief, and … [Read more...]