LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Livingston County Judge sentenced an inmate at the Livingston County Jail to four years in prison for breaking a corrections officer’s ribs.
Davin Bonner, 24, stood alongside his defense attorney Ray Sciarrino as Judge Robert Wiggins convicted him of felony Assault in the Second Degree. The altercation with the Deputy apparently began over Bonner’s glasses and ended when Bonner pressed his body hard against the Deputy, pinning him and cracking his ribs, and was arrested.
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“This was not an isolated incident. It was the culmination of several incidents at the Livingston County Jail,” said Assistant District Attorney Josh Tonra to Judge Dennis Cohen. “He endangered the security of the Livingston County Jail, and he endangered the safety and health of the Deputies. The maximum sentence is five years DOCS plus five. We are recommending and asking the court to sentence Mr. Bonner to five years.”
Sciarrino said that the four-year sentence is appropriate and that he hopes Bonner gets much-needed help.
“We have conferenced on this case on multiple occasions,” said Sciarrino. “Davin has special issues. I hope that he can get help over the next four years. We feel that the sentence is appropriate compensation to society and a punishment for his actions.”
Judge Wiggins sentenced Bonner to four years.
“People go one of two ways when they go to state prison,” said Judge Wiggins. “Either they come out tougher and more rebellious or they say ‘I don’t want to live the rest of my life like this.’ Do well, sir.”