Caledonia Burned Body Case Hits Trial Monday

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Trial begins Monday for the man accused of murdering his girlfriend's roomate and burning her body in Caledonia. Aykut Ozkaynak, 36, will stand trial for Murder in the Second Degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence, both of which are felonies. Ozkaynak was arrested with Mary Neverett for the death and burning of Neverett's roomate, Patrice Miller, 64. Neverett already pled guilty to felony Manslaughter in the First … [Read more...]

Defense: ‘Cops Squeezed Allen Injured, Intoxicated and Medicated’

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A defense attorney for Danielle Allen, charged with stabbing her ex-boyfriend Marcus Postell to death, asked a Livingston County Sheriff's Office investigator why he did not call the father of the injured, intoxicated young woman they say they were interviewing as a possible domestic violence victim at the time. In aggressive cross examination at a Monday hearing to decide the admissibility of evidence at trial, defense … [Read more...]

Judge Orders 10 Years for Violent Sex Act Against 12-Year-Old

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A judge sentenced a Dalton resident who pled guilty to a violent sex offense. According to a press release from Livingston County District Attorney Greg McCaffrey, Judge Dennis Cohen sentenced Bryan Bailey, 35, to 10 years in prison and 20 years of post-release supervision as agreed for Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a high-level violent felony. "Sex cases involving children are the most difficult cases for any … [Read more...]

Rochester Funeral Raiders Held at Livingston County Jail

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The three suspects in numerous car break-ins and thefts from vehicles are all being held at the Livingston County Jail. According to our news partners News 10 NBC, Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn and Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty held a joint press conference on the investigation, which involved multiple police agencies in multiple counties. In custody are: Bruce Newton, 39; Cearra Campbell, 20; and … [Read more...]

Meth at Geneseo Traffic Stop is Latest in Recent Bump

GENESEO – Methamphetamine is believed to be the drug that Geneseo Police took from a traffic stop on Sept. 11. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, William Fenton, 42, of Sayre, PA, was charged with misdemeanor Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs. The passenger, Heather Farr, 28, of Athens, NY, was charged with misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree. "We are … [Read more...]

Ossian Woman Charged with Over $4,000 in Welfare Fraud

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — An Ossian woman was arrested on multiple charges in connection with welfare fraud. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Ossian resident, Emily Young, 30, allegedly received $4,761 in public assistance benefits illegally. As a result of the investigation Young was charged with welfare fraud 3rd, grand larceny 3rd, misuse of food stamps, and falsifying business records 1st. The … [Read more...]

Neverett Makes Plea Deal in Lacey Road Murder Case

LIVINGSTON COUNTY -  On Monday a Gates woman charged with murdering Patrice Miller accepted a plea-deal to first-degree manslaughter. Livingston County District Attorney Greg McCaffrey confirmed that on Monday, Mary Neverett, 42,  pled guilty to first-degree manslaughter  in  the death of Patrice Miller with the agreed upon sentence of 20 years.  In July of 2016 Miller was arrested along with  Aykut Ozkaynak, 35, after a local resident … [Read more...]

Mount Morris Man Jailed for $277 in Welfare Fraud

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — A Mount Morris man is being held in jail for allegedly fraudulently obtaining $277 in welfare benefits. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty, they arrested James A. Lemen, 58, on multiple felonies and misdemeanors relating to Welfare Fraud. The charges included Falsifying Business Records in the first degree, Welfare Fraud in the fifth degree, Petit Larceny and Misuse of Food … [Read more...]

Allen’s Lawyers File Motions for Suppression of Evidence

LIVINGSTON COUNTY - Attorney's for Danielle Allen, who was charged with Manslaughter in the Second Degree in connection to the death of Marcus Postell, filed motions for the suppression of evidence citing sloppy paperwork by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and former Judge Walter Purtell. Allen's Attorneys, Cheryl Myers-Buth and Joel Daniels filed the motion on behalf of their client citing that after responding to the 911 call … [Read more...]

Easy State Police Pot Bust for Farmington Man in the Fast Lane

AVON — Just after midnight a Farmington man was arrested for marijuana possession after being pulled over for speeding. According to New York State Police, Matthew Diamond, 20, was pulled over on I-390 northbound on Tuesday for allegedly driving 83 mph in a 65 mph zone. Police allege that he was driving on a suspended license and in possession of 7.44 ounces of marihuana. Diamond was charged with Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the 4th … [Read more...]