Wednesday, October 11, 2017
A Rochester man is behind bars after deputies discovered his license has been suspended—47 time before. Livingston County deputies said yesterday that 68-year-old Eugene Smith ran over a stop sign with a dump truck on Dalton Road Lima then left the scene. Smith is facing felony charges and is being held on $2,000 bond.
A man from Dansville has been indicted in Wyoming county on charges that he raped a teenage girl and them tried to prostitute her to other men. 38 year old Lance Riley is accused of choking the girl, abusing her and then trying to sell her to others—in the words of the indictment—so he could watch. Riley has been in Wyoming County jail since he was arrested in June—and he could be indicted in Livingston county too. This isn’t the first time Riley has been accused of a serious crime. He served just over 2 years in state prison after he was convicted of burning his 19 month old daughter in a bathtub at his home in Dansville.
It’s two years in prison for a man from Victor after he was sentenced for leading police on a drunken 95 mile an hour chase though parts of Livingston County earlier this year. Judge Robert Wiggins says he doubts 48 year old Robert Flynn will ever legally drive again after he gets out. Flynn pled guuilty to charges that he took off after police stropped him in suspicion of drunk driving last April 17 on Mt Morris Road. Police say Flynn drove on until he could go no further after deputies flattened his tires using stop sticks. Flynn has also pleaded guilty to drunk driving in another case in Ontario county and his prison term in that case will be served at the same time.
A man from Dansville has been sentenced to up to three years in prison for threatening another person with a weapon police called a battleaxe. 33 year old Justin Ikeler had considered going to trial, using a defense that he was too drunk to remember what happened in the attack. Ikeler eventually decided to accept a plea bargain. Judge Robert Wiggins says he imposed a tough sentence because Ikeler has a previous felony conviction on his record. When he gets out, Ikeler has an 8 year order of protection for the victim.
Livingston County is pitching in to help Puerto Rico recover from Maria. The county is holding a collection drive for supplies that will go to the island that was devastated by the storm almost three weeks ago. The day long event will be on October 16th from 6am to 5pm at the County Highway department in Mt Morris. They’re looking to collect specific items-batteries, flashlights, portable lanterns, diapers, baby wipes, cases of water and feminine hygiene products. All donations must be unopened and in original packaging. Volunteers will collect the donations and get them ready for shipment to Puerto Rico with the help of the Joncox tucking company, which is based in Avon.
This is breast cancer awareness month, and state senator Patrick Galivan is urging people to get involved in the fight against the disease. The issue is a personal one to Galivan. His wife, Mary Pat, is a breast cancer survivor and he says the support of others was invaluable after her diagnosis. The senator says while this is a month dedicated to the issue, it’s important to take action against breast cancer year round.