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2 inmates sentenced to more prison time for criminal actions against COs

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 September 2020 at 10:51 am

ALBION – Two inmates at local state prisons were sentenced to more time of incarceration on Wednesday in Orleans County Court.

Angela Tuitt, 33, was an inmate at the Albion Correctional Facility when she allegedly threw fecal matter at a corrections officer.

She was sentenced to 1 ½ to 3 years in prison for aggravated harassment of an employee by inmate. She was sentenced by County Court Judge Sanford Church.

The judge also sentenced Michael T. Hawkins, a former inmate at the Orleans Correctional Facility in Albion to 1 ½ to 3 years in state prison.

Hawkins allegedly struck a corrections officer in the face, causing a laceration with blood. He was sentenced for attempted assault in the second degree.

In other cases in County Court:

Benith White of Albion was sentenced to 364 days in jail for violating an order of protection which is criminal contempt in the second degree.

• The judge arraigned Amanda Bieber, 32, of Batavia and Tony Graber, 41, of Corfu for criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree. In May, they allegedly possessed stolen parts from a 1959 Corvette in Barre. Those parts are valued at $9,960.

• The judge issued a warrant for Dennis Biaselli, who didn’t appear in court the past two weeks. Biaselli, 45, of Albion faces charges of felony driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of motor vehicle.

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