3 are arraigned on felony charges in County Court

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 February 2016 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Three people were arraigned in Orleans County Court on Monday for alleged felony crimes, including drug sales, driving while intoxicated and burglary.

A Rochester man arrested in December following a three-month investigation into the sale and distribution of crack cocaine from Rochester to Orleans County was arraigned on charges of third degree criminal possession and criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Maurice D. Jacobs, 37, of Conkey Avenue has no prior felonies, but he does have a long history of misdemeanor convictions as well as failures to appear at court, County Court Judge James Punch said. He set bail at $20,000 for Jacobs.

In other arraignments:

A resident of Ridge Road in Holley had his bail increased from $100 in the Kendall Town Court to $25,000.

Norman Henhawk, 58, allegedly was driving drunk on Dec. 5 when he went through a stop sign and hit another vehicle, causing injuries to people in the other vehicle and Henhawk’s passenger, District Attorney Joe Cardone said.

Henhawk was arraigned on reckless endangerment in the first degree, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, operating under the influence of alcohol and driving while intoxicated.

The DA said Henhawk has two prior felonies and several misdemeanors.

“This is a serious crime and he has an incredibly serious record,” Punch said in setting bail.

Mary Golding, 51, of Harris Road in Waterport was arraigned for second-degree burglary and pettit larceny. She allegedly stole money and jewelry from a Harris Road resident in November.

Judge Punch set bail at $5,000 for Golding.