DANSVILLE – A Dansville woman is in jail for allegedly trying to run over her husband, who has an active order of protection against her, and then getting into a fight with a third party, all apparently within sight of a Dansville Police Officer.
Lois Mark, 53, is charged with felony Attempted Assault in the First Degree, felony Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, felony Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, misdemeanor Assault in the Third Degree and misdemeanor Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree.
Livingston County Assistant District Attorney Victor Rowcliffe said that Mark is accused of driving her vehicle up to her ex, who was riding a motorcycle, and running over the bike in an attempt to seriously injure him. She is further charged with getting into a physical altercation with a third party. A Dansville Police Officer reports that he witnessed the entire course of conduct.
Mark appeared in county court Tuesday morning to ask for a bail reduction.
“These are merely charges and as this court well knows bail is intended to secure appearance in court,” said her attorney, Assistant Public Defender Dan Romano. “Despite her record, she has never missed a court appearance.”
Mark’s record is extensive. Rowcliffe put on the record that she has a number of convictions out of Livingston County and local courts dating back to 1991: felony Obtaining Public Assistance by Fraud and Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree, Misuse of Food Stamps, Issuing a Bad Check, Attempted Petit Larceny and Attempted Issuing a Bad Check, all of which are misdemeanors.
Romano asked Judge Dennis Cohen to reduce Mark’s bail from $35,000 cash or $70,000 bond to $10,000.
“She was arraigned in Dansville,” said Romano as part of the bail application. “This is county court and is more reasonable in regards to bail.”
Judge Cohen reset Mark’s bail at $35,000 cash or credit card.