2 sentenced in Orleans County Court, including woman to state prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 31 March 2022 at 10:40 am

ALBION – Two people were sentenced in Orleans County Court on Wednesday, including a Rochester woman for taking a BMW and a credit card in Carlton.

Qyashitee Davis, 45, Rochester pleaded guilty in a previous court appearance to grand larceny in the fourth degree. She was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in state prison by County Court Judge Sanford Church.

Davis will need to pay restitution of $3,885. The judge issued an order of protection for the victim for the next eight years.

In another case, James Johnson, 24, of Brockport was sentenced to 10 years of probation for second-degree rape for having sexual intercourse with a girl aged 14 in June 2019.

Johnson also needs to pay $425 in court and crime victim fees. The judge issued a stay away order for Johnson to have no contact or communication for the victim in the crime. A sex offender registry hearing was scheduled for May 18 to determine which level of sex offender Johnson will be on the register.

The judge also arraigned other defendants for crimes in Orleans County:

William Grathouse III, 48, of Clarendon was arraigned for third-degree arson, second-degree insurance and fourth-degree criminal solicitation.

Grathouse allegedly had someone start a fire at his home at Holley-Byron Road on Nov. 29, 2020 so he could collect the insurance money. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Roy A. Watson Jr., 33, of Batavia was arraigned for second-degree burglary and two counts of criminal mischief in the third degree. He allegedly entered a home on park Avenue in Medina without permission and broke a window, door, door frame and some household items. He pleaded not guilty.

Adam Locke, 37, of Albion was arraigned on six counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of acting in manner injurious to a child.

Locke allegedly had a child sitting on his knee and on multiple occasions between July 2017 and August 2018 subjected the child to sexual contact while clothed. Locke entered not guilty pleas to the charges.

Nicholas McKague, 30, of Batavia is to be released from the Marcy Correctional Facility on April 14. He was sentenced to prison for seven years after he allegedly raped a 5-year-old child in Clarendon in 2011. The judge held a sex offender registry act hearing and assessed McKague as a level two offender.