2 sentenced to year in jail for stabbing in Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 October 2018 at 11:51 am

ALBION – Two Medina men were each sentenced to a year in Orleans County Jail after a fight last year with another man, who was stabbed three times.

Shane Harmer, 26, and Bobbie Lindsey Jr., 35, were sentenced today by Judge Charles Zambito.

District Attorney Joe Cardone said Lindsey “instigated the violence with his aggressive behavior toward the victim.”

It was Harmer, however, who allegedly stabbed the victim three times late in the night of Sept. 30 in the 500 block of West Avenue.

The trio had been in a bar and the altercation moved outside. Judge Zambito said the incident could have resulted in a fatality. The victim has recovered from his injuries.

Attorneys for Harmer and Lindsey asked for probation and no jail time, but Zambito gave them a year in jail.

“I look at this case and it amazes me how things can end up like this because of a perceived insult,” Zambito said.

The judge said Lindsey started the altercation with an aggressive confrontation in the bathroom of a bar.

“You didn’t do the stabbing but you are the reason this all happened,” Zambito told Lindsey. “This could have been much more serious.”

The judge also issued an order of protection, saying the two defendants shall have no contact or communication with the victim for the next year.

In other cases:

• A Rochester woman who admitted to a drug charge but was free in a diversion program was sentenced to five years of probation after failing in diversion.

Jessica L. Hart, 28,  was living in Brockport when she was arrested last October for selling drugs in Orleans County.

She didn’t succeed in the diversion program in Orleans County. If she had been successful, felony charges would have been dismissed.

“I want to apologize for everything I have caused in this county,” she told Judge Zambito. “I want you to know it will never happen again.”

• An inmate at the Albion Correctional Facility pleaded guilty to promoting prison contraband in the second degree. Amy Hulsander, 35, admitted she worked with others to try to bring a prescription narcotic into the prison.

The judge sentenced her to six months of incarceration with the time to be served as part of her state prison sentence.

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