Hunter Asks for License Back after Killing Sister in Law in Caledonia

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Rochester man who pled guilty to a felony for a fatal Caledonia hunting accident late last year is on a mission to get his hunting privileges back. John Lander, 51, asked Judge Robert Wiggins if he could have his hunting license back now that he has pled guilty to felony Criminally Negligent Homicide and been sentenced to 4 months of weekends with work release eligibility and a Conditional Discharge requiring a … [Read more...]

DEC Reminds Hunters of Safety Rules After Caledonia Shooting Conviction

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation released a reminder to hunters to respect firearm safety rules following the April 4 conviction of hunter John Lander for Criminally Negligent Homicide. A press release from the Livingston County District Attorney's Office reiterated that John Lander, 50, pled guilty to felony Criminally Negligent Homicide and agreed to serve 4 months of weekends in jail for shooting and … [Read more...]

Lander Shakily Pleads Guilty in Caledonia Fatal Shooting

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The man accused of shooting and killing his sister in law while hunting pled guilty to a felony Tuesday morning in Livingston County Court. John Lander, 50, pled guilty to felony Criminally Negligent Homicide for causing the death of Sharon Lander. He stood firmly with his feet shoulder-width as he answered Judge Robert Wiggins' routine questions in a low, barely audible voice. He then answered questions by Assistant … [Read more...]

Sheriff Closes 2 of 3 Livingston County Hunting Fatality Investigations

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office has closed two of three investigations into hunter fatalities this hunting season. Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty said at a Friday press conference that a hunter's fatal fall from a West Sparta tree stand on opening day and another hunter's fatal medical problem in Springwater are considered accidental incidents and that no charges will be filed. The investigation … [Read more...]

DEC Calls Caledonia Hunter Shooting ‘Accidental’

NYLON – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) said that hunting-related shooting fatalities within the past week in Caledonia and Sandy Creek, NY were accidental and preventable. A press release from DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said that DEC Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) are currently investigating two hunting-related shooting fatalities that occurred within the past week, calling both 'accidental … [Read more...]

Livingston County Loves Hoop-Shooting Deputy

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Local communities are buzzing about a pickup basketball game between some local kids and Livingston County Deputy Sheriff Mike Williams. On Aug. 24, Nicole Silvernail shared these photos on Facebook. In the past two days, the post has been 'liked' over 1,000 times and shared more than 150 times. "Today while the kids were playing basketball at the park, they had a Livingston County Sheriff's Deputy stop to play with … [Read more...]

Leicester Teen Takes Snapchat of Shooting Stolen Pistol in Road

LEICESTER – A local teen was arrested on felony gun charges after he allegedly posted a Snapchat video of himself firing a stolen handgun from a vehicle. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Ryan Bonadonna, 19, was arrested for felony Criminal Possession of a Firearm and Discharging a Firearm on a Roadway. On June 5, the Sheriff's Office received a complaint concerning the Snapchat … [Read more...]

Judge Reduces Bail for Lima Trooper Assault Suspect

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Livingston County Judge granted a bail reduction for the Brooklyn teen who is alleged to have beaten and injured a New York State Trooper in April. Tyshawn Jones, 19, is charged with felony Assault in the Second Degree, misdemeanor Criminal Impersonation in the Second Degree, misdemeanor Resisting Arrest, and misdemeanor Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the Fifth Degree. He appeared with his attorney, Assistant Public … [Read more...]

Grand Jury to Consider Felony Assault Charge for Attacking Trooper

LIMA – The case against a young Brooklyn man who was shot during an altercation with a New York State Trooper will soon be considered by a Grand Jury. Tyshawn Jones, 19, appeared in Lima Town Court Tuesday afternoon for a preliminary hearing on his felony Assault in the Second Degree charge for allegedly punching and injuring Trooper Robert Hoyt, who was trying to search Jones' vehicle. Jones' right arm was in a sling since the Trooper shot … [Read more...]

NYS Police Arrest Shot Teen on Felony for Assaulting Lima Trooper

LIMA – New York State Police filed a felony charge against the young man who was shot during a physical altercation with a state Trooper during a traffic stop on Rtes. 5 and 20 on April 14. According to a press release from NYS Police, Tyshawn Jones, 19, of Brooklyn, NY, was arrested for felony Assault in the Second Degree, misdemeanor Criminal Impersonation in the Second Degree, misdemeanor Resisting Arrest, and misdemeanor Criminal Possession … [Read more...]