2 Medina teens appear in court for robbery, assault

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 October 2013 at 12:00 am

MEDINA – Two Medina teen-agers appeared in Orleans County Court for the first time on Monday for arraignments for second-degree assault, first-degree robbery, fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Justin M. Tillinghast and Brian T. Stachewicz, both 18, were committed to the county jail on $5,000 bail. Tillinghast was arraigned on Monday while Stachewicz’s arraignment was pushed back to Thursday until an attorney from the public defender’s office could be assigned to his case. The public defender was assigned to represent Tillinghast.

The two face numerous charges after allegedly firing plastic pellets from an airsoft gun at a victim, injuring that person. The two then allegedly robbed the victim. The alleged incident occurred on Aug. 28.

Tillinghast lives at 167 North St., and Stachewicz resides at 259 Horan Rd. Tillinghast is scheduled to next appear in court on Oct. 21.

If they post bail, County Court Judge James Punch ordered the two to not have any contact with each other.