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3 arraigned in county court

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 December 2014 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Three people were arraigned in Orleans County Court today with bail set for all three.

Robert Beedham, 52, of Albion is in jail on $100,000 bail after being charged with second-degree assault following a Dec. 24 incident at his apartment, 175 North Main St., No. 9.

Beedham allegedly was in a fight on Christmas Eve, an altercation that involved a knife. District Attorney Joe Cardone asked Judge James Punch to set “fairly significant bail” given that Beedham has three prior felonies.

Sanford Church, the public defender, said Beedham was acting in self defense on Dec. 24.

“The other fella pulled the knife first,” Church said during an afternoon court appearance today.


Robert Wright, 23, of Niagara Falls was arraigned on charges of first-degree burglary, criminal possession of a firearm, petty larceny and criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree for alleged crimes that occurred in Medina on June 16.

Wright is in Orleans County Jail on $50,000 bail.


Joseph Hagen, 31, of Lyndonville was arraigned on violation of probation. The judge set bail at $15,000 for Hagen.