2 are sentenced to jail for crimes in Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 June 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Two people were sentenced to Orleans County Jail this afternoon by Judge James Punch.

Joshua J. Fisher, 25, of 4 North St., Albion, was sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation for felony driving while intoxicated.

Fisher was stopped by police in Albion on Nov. 9 and allegedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.16 percent, twice the legal limit.

Fisher has been in the court system before and was terminated from the Drug Court. He said he has matured and will take probation seriously. His attorney Richard Roxin told Judge Punch that Fisher is enrolled in a treatment program with the Genesee-Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse and is working hard to improve his life.

“Our goal here isn’t just to help you,” Punch told Fisher during sentencing. “I have to protect the public from you.”

As a term of probation, Fisher will need to use an interlock ignition device, which measures Blood Alcohol Content.

A Byron man was sentenced to four months of intermittent jail for an assault charge.

Gregory Vogt, 27, of Cook Road was charged with second-degree assault after allegedly striking a victim in the head with a bottle on Sept. 14 in the Town of Murray.

Punch told Vogt the attack was “excessive” and a “very serious crime.”

Vogt will serve his jail sentence from 6 p.m. Sundays to 6 p.m. Tuesdays for four months. He also will be on probation for five years.