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Reported from Genesee County Court & the Genesee County Grand Jury:

52-year-old Patricia Hardesty of Darien is jailed today, following her guilty plea for shooting her husband in the knee.
Hardesty took her plea deal yesterday in County Court, electing not to go to trial over a felony Assault charge. In August 2010, Hardesty unloaded a rifle into her husband’s leg as he was grilling food on the back patio. The two had apparently been fighting all weekend long.
Under terms of the plea deal, Hardesty cannot appeal the decision. She’ll serve 1 to 3 years in prison. Sentencing is set for October 6th.

A LeRoy man, believed to have torched his own family's house to get back at his father, has been formally indicted on one count of 2nd-degree Arson.
42-year-old Paul Atkinson faces the charge after a strange incident at his father’s home back in June. Lawmen told WBTA News at the time that Atkinson had been fighting with his father late on a Sunday night. Then later, Atkinson posted the message to his Facebook page: “Everyone can go to hell, tired of this life.”
About four hours later, the home went up in flames. Atkinson allegedly admitted in a police statement that he did set the fire.
Paul Atkinson faces up to 25 years in prison.

A Grand Larceny indictment was lodged against 46-year-old Michele Case, formerly of Bergen.
Case is accused of bilking her unnamed employer out of nearly $15,000 over the past two years. Case was employed as a Registered Nurse at the time.

47-year-old Grant Sundown, a resident on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation, has been indicted on a variety of criminal charges. Sundown is alleged to have threatened a family member who had an order of protection against him. Sundown apparently threw her cell phone and ripped her phone cord from the wall as the victim tried to call 9-1-1.
Then he allegedly drove his SUV into the front steps of the victim’s home – while she was standing on them.
Sundown is charged with Criminal Contempt, Criminal Mischief, Coercion, and Reckless Endangerment.

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