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3 arraigned in county court for felonies in Orleans County

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 March 2016 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Orleans County Court Judge James Punch arraigned three people for felonies today. All are currently in jail and entered not guilty pleas.

Michael A. Parkinson, 31, of Holley faces multiple charges. He is accused of manufacturing methamphetamine. The resident of 1 Thomas St., Apt. G, (Holley Hotel) was charged along with three other people on Feb. 4 after a search warrant was executed by the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force and other law enforcement agencies.

Parkinson was arraigned today for unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine in the third degree, one count of criminal possession of precursors of methamphetamine, and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.

Parkinson has prior felonies, Assistant District Attorney Susan Howard said. His attorney said Parkinson had a small role in the alleged crimes.

During sentencing Parkinson was reprimanded by Judge Punch for laughing.

“I don’t know if this is funny to you,” Punch said. “It sure isn’t to me.”

The judge set bail at $75,000.


In other arraignments:

A Rochester man who was charged on Halloween with driving a stolen 2010 Mercedes-Benz in Albion was arraigned for criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree.

Xavier A. Lowry, 24, of 104 Hobart St. was the sole occupant of the vehicle and taken into custody on Oct. 31. Albion police were alerted to the stolen vehicle when the plate reader system in an Albion patrol vehicle detected the stolen car on North Main Street. The vehicle was found to have been stolen from the City of Rochester several days before.

Lowry has a prior youthful offender disposition, a failure to appear in court and several bench warrants have been issued for his arrest.

Judge Punch set bail at $50,000.

A Rochester man suspected in the sale and distribution of crack cocaine from Rochester to the Village of Albion was arraigned for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third and fifth degrees.

Steven L. Carter, 23, of 185 Mount Hope Blvd. was arrested on Jan. 15 after being stopped on Clarendon Street by the Albion Police Department.

Carter has no prior criminal record except for a youthful offender disposition.

The judge set bail at $10,000.