posted on May 31, 2012 07:19
A former Orleans County Sheriff’s Deputy, charged with threatening his estranged wife with a gun, has been sentenced to four months worth of weekends in jail.
38-year-old Jason Silleman will also resign his job as a deputy as part of the plea deal.
He had faced a 42-count indictment in the incident that happened a year ago in the couple’s Town of Carlton Home.
Silleman’s wife is an Assistant District Attorney.
Due to Silleman’s connection to Orleans County, the case was turned over to Genesee County Court. Judge Robert Noonan handed down the sentence.
A Batavia man arrested for firing a rifle into a wooded area nearly hitting two people on their own property.
18-year-old Michael Senay of West Main Street has been charged with Reckless Endangerment.
Deputies say Senay failed to have a safe back stop causing the rounds to travel a long distance.
Doctor James Corasanti acquitted of all five felony charges in connection with the hit-and-run death of a teenage long-boarder last July.
After 13 hours of deliberations jurors acquitted the doctor of second-degree vehicular manslaughter stemming from the accident that killed 18-year-old Alexandria Rice. He was found guilty of misdemeanor DWI.
Three Genesee County residents are accused of conspiring to steal from Stan’s Harley Davidson in Batavia.
19-year-old Leaha Rae Wimmer of Darien, 25-year old Nicholas Antonucci of Alexander and 27-year old Jodee Henderson - with no permanent address - have been charged with petit larceny and conspiracy.
The three allegedly stole $214 worth of merchandise from the Hog Store last June.
Truck drivers who use the New York State Thruway may pay a lot more for tolls in the future. Officials with the State Thruway Authority say they plan to jack up tolls for trucks by a whopping 45-percent. They say the hike is in response to the damages inflicted on roadways by massive tractor trailers.
A smoking ban in state parks and historic sites has been delayed. The state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has put the ban on hold so it can hear comments from the public about the controversial proposal. A pro-smoking group says the ban is nothing short of harassment, and they aren't happy that no-smoking signs already put up around state parks will stay up while the ban is debated.