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Law Enforcement suspends search for escaped prisoner in Attica.
The manhunt for an escaped prisoner out of the Attica Town Court was unfruitful and eventually suspended.
A collaboration of Wyoming County Sheriff’s Deputies, State Police and Attica Police spent hours searching for 25 year old Dylan Perry who slipped out from the Attica Court facility and fled.
Perry was appearing for arraignment on charges of Trespassing and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation after he was arrested for sleeping in an abandoned church in Bennington.
Wyoming County Sheriff Gregory Rudolph was transporting Perry before he bolted.

“It looks like he ran out the back door of the court and down the stairs and took off.  He is handcuffed, he was handcuffed and shackled in the front.  Now we're looking for him.  He does have a criminal history but not a violent criminal history, it's not too significant”

Attica and Alexander Schools were placed on lock-down as a precaution, which was lifted around 1:30 yesterday afternoon.
Perry is formerly of Batavia and Varysburg and knows people in the area, leading to speculation that he could be getting help hiding.
Lawmen suspended the search yesterday afternoon.

House fire on Genesee Street in Corfu draws several volunteer fire companies to respond.
Flames and smoke were visible from the roof of the one-story home at 1772 Genesee when the first of five fire companies arrived on scene.
Initial reports said all occupants had escaped the home.
Damage was described as moderate.
Investigators believe a defective water heater is the suspected cause of the blaze.

Rochester Police are searching for the driver of a car who struck and killed the wife of a Batavia Native.
38 year old Jill Skivington Jackett of Rochester was jogging early yesterday morning near the University of Rochester when she was struck by a vehicle.
Jackett was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.
She was married to Shawn Jackett a Batavia High School graduate.

The U.S. Postal Service is kicking off its Operation Santa. 
It's the 105th year the Postal Service has employees become elves to respond to letters for Santa and fulfill a wish.  
In many locations, post offices encourage the public to participate.  
Officials say each year, millions of letters are sent in for Santa. 

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