posted on December 05, 2013 07:14
A husband and wife from LeRoy are going to jail for six months after confronting police at their home last summer.
Donald and Elaina Mead have been sentenced in County Court after the incident last Father’s Day where Elaina held a knife to the chest of Genesee County Sheriff’s deputy.
The Meads became enraged when police came to their home to interview their son.
The confrontation then spilled out into the street where Elaina accosted the deputy with a kitchen knife. A LeRoy officer was cut knocking the knife out of Mead's hand.
Judge Robert Noonan said he had received dozens of letters from friends and family of Meads supporting the couple, but he could not overlook that dangerous situation that was created by their failing to obey the orders of police.
The Meads will also spend five years on probation.
Testimony is scheduled to continue this morning in the Genesee County Court trial of Earl Sprague.
The 42 year old Sprague is charged with repeatedly molesting two children. He is also charged with trying to hire someone to kill witnesses against him.
The trial is expected to last through next week.
The state has installed radar-enhanced digital signs to alert wrong way drivers entering the Niagara Expressway from exit-nine in Buffalo. The signs were built by state Department of Transportation staff for use where wrong way drivers have caused serious accidents in the past.
The radar will alert drivers entering I-190 if they are driving the wrong way on the ramp.
The two men who tapped into a private phone call being made by former Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix will not be going to prison for their crimes. Joshua Barber and Nicholas Kaiser have both entered into diversion programs for recording the call between Nix and another NFL executive. The men later sold the audio recording to a media outlet for $150. Under the agreement with prosecutors, the men can have the case cleared from their records if they abide by court ordered conditions for the next 18 months.
A man who served close to 20 years in prison for raping and impregnating a comatose woman in a Brighton nursing home is back behind bars. John Horace was arrested this week after he was seen driving a vehicle, in violation of the terms of his parole. Horace's case became worldwide news in 1995 when the woman who had been in a coma for a decade gave birth to a son.