LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Geneseo man who struck his father with a loaded gun in 2013 and was shot by New York State Police was sentenced on another violation of probation Tuesday morning.
Gregory Walsh, 24, admitted to drinking alcohol while on probation for felony Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree and was sentenced to stricter rules of probation instead of prison.
“The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over expecting a different result, and in some ways that’s what we’re doing in this case, allowing you to stay on probation,” said Judge Robert Wiggins, who is presiding over the case. “I had to be convinced to go along with this.”
In 2013, State troopers responded alongside the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office to the scene of a domestic dispute on North Road in Geneseo. The call involved a father, Kevin Walsh, and his son Greg Walsh, who was apparently distraught and holding a shotgun. While troopers were on the scene, Kevin Walsh tried unsuccessfully to wrestle the gun from Greg, and a State Trooper shot Greg in the shoulder.
Walsh has been represented by local attorney Kevin Van Allen since the original incident. Since then, he has twice violated his probation by drinking alcohol.
He will have to wear an Electronic Home Monitoring device and pay additional fees as part of the additional terms of his probation.
“I hope you have the good sense to follow through on this,” said Judge Wiggins.