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A former LeRoy resident facing several charges including assault during an incident when a Sheriff’s Deputy tried to arrest her son pleaded guilty to one charge today in County Court.

Elaina Mead, 43, entered a guilty plea to attempted menacing a police officer. Mead admitted to interfering with the arrest but denied that she ever held a knife to Deputy Matthew Butler’s chest in a threatening manner.

The plea satisfies all counts against Mead which also include criminal possession of a weapon and obstruction of governmental administration. The maximum sentence under the terms of the agreement is up to 15 days in jail and four months of intermittent jail time and a $5,000 fine.


A Buffalo man who used counterfeit money to buy French fries at Darien Lake Theme Park this summer was sentenced to 2-to-4 years in prison.

Larry Jones, 35, was facing felony charges of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and tampering with physical evidence. Jones pleaded guilty in November to attempting to buy the fries priced at $4.63 with a non-genuine $50 bill. An employee suspected the bill of being counterfeit and notified security. While being transported to the security trailer, Jones tried stuffing the additional fake $50 bills he possessed in his mouth to consume them.

Judge Robert Noonan said that this is a serious crime, especially for a convicted felon like Jones, who served time in prison for attempted murder in the mid-90s. The minimum sentence Jones was facing was 1 1/2 to 3 years.


A man accused of trashing facilities at the Liberty Square Office complex in July has decided to go to trial instead of accept a plea deal.

Thirty-two-year-old Bradley Broadbent was indicted by a grand jury of criminal mischief, criminal trespass, burglary and petit larceny. The top charge is a class C felony which carries a mandatory minimum sentence, if convicted, of seven years in state prison. District Attorney Lawrence Friedman offered the Batavia resident a minimum of five years in prison with a guilty plea to attempted burglary, a class D felony.


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