3 sentenced to state prison by county court judge

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 January 2023 at 4:15 pm

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

Isaiah Casanova, 22, of Medina was sentenced to a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 4 years in state prison for third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and violating his probation.

Casanova admitted in a previous court appearance that he driving a vehicle in August that had a 9 mm gun in the glove compartment. As a prior convicted felon, he isn’t allowed to have a gun. He also was driving a vehicle with a suspended registration.

Casanova apologized in court today. His attorney Ian Penders asked for leniency for Casanova, who was working a full-time job and in treatment.

“He is a good kid who screwed up,” Penders told the court. “He was on a path to getting his life together.”

Quincy Casanova, 25, of Medina was sentenced to 1 ½ to 3 years to prison for attempted assault and violation of parole for an incident on Aug. 11 where he stabbed his brother. A second felony offender, he also will have a year of post-release supervision.

Matthew S. Williams, 35, of Batavia was sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison for fourth-degree grand larceny. He took about $10,000 worth of truck batteries, radiators and agricultural parts from Torrey Farms.

Nicholas Amos, 43, of Medina was arraigned on five counts of second-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He allegedly got in an altercation with five different people on Oct. 9 in Medina and five people were stabbed.

The judge agreed to keep bail at $1,000 in cash or $10,000 bond, which was originally set at the town court.

The judge issued orders of protection for the five victims in the case.