3 are sentenced to incarceration by County Court judge

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 March 2023 at 1:49 pm

ALBION – Three people were sentenced today to incarceration by Orleans County Court Judge Sanford Church.

Patrick Casanova, 29, of Medina received the longest sentence with 2 to 4 years in state prison.

Casanova pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in a previous court appearance. He admitted to punching a woman in the face in Aug. 11, which fractured her orbital bone and damaged her sinus.

• Gerald Berg of Lee Center in Oneida County was sentenced to four months of weekends in the county jail plus five years of for attempted promoting prison contraband in the second degree.

Berg admitted to trying to bring fentanyl to the Albion Correctional Facility on July 23. He told the court he was aware it was a dangerous substance for someone to use.

• Austin Buzzard, 24, of Carlton was sentenced to 60 days in the county jail plus three years of probation for criminal trespassing in the third degree and petty larceny. He admitted to entering a garage without permission and taking a four-wheeler that wasn’t his. He needs to pay $510 in restitution.

Buzzard could have faced up to 364 days in jail. He told Judge Church he is eager to get back to working and being a productive citizen. Buzzard has struggled with his health since he was shot four times in Rochester last July 19 while doing an estimate for a paving company. Buzzard said he had a final surgery on Jan. 15 and is finally feeling better.

• Nicholas Amos, 43, of Medina pleaded guilty to attempted assault in the second degree and could face up to six months in the county jail and five years of probation. Amos was in an altercation with five different people on Oct. 9 in Medina.

• Paul Morrow, 43, of Medina pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree. He was charged in Medina on Jan. 24 and has a previous DWI in 2016. He could face a maximum of 3 to 4 years in state prison when he is sentence don May 17, as well as a fine up to $1,000 and court surcharges and fees of $520.