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3 from Orleans sentenced to state prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 September 2020 at 3:59 pm

ALBION – Three people from Orleans County have recently been sentenced to state prison by County Court Judge Sanford Church.

Ronald Riley, 41, of Medina received the longest sentence at four years in prison plus three years of post-release supervision.

He pleaded guilty to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree. He was on parole when he allegedly had and sold cocaine in Medina. He was charged on Oct. 1, 2019.

He was sentenced in County Court on Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday, David R. Tower, 41, of Lyndonville was sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison for felony driving while intoxicated and for violating his probation. He also will be on post-release supervision for one year.

Last week on Sept. 9, Thomas Edgtion, 35, of Albion was sentenced to 1 ½ years of state prison and one year of post-release supervision for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.

He was charged last Dec. 5 for allegedly selling and distributing crack cocaine and powder cocaine in Albion.

In other cases:

Scott Foley, 52, was presented a new plea offer after charges of attempted second-degree murder were withdrawn. Foley now faces charges of reckless endangerment in the first degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree and DWI.

He has until Sept. 23 to decide if he will accept a plea deal with a cap of five years in state prison.

He allegedly fired two shots from a rifle on Jan. 2 at Roadies Pizzeria and Sports Bar on Route 98 in Carlton. One of the rounds was recovered inside the pizzeria and sports bar.

Foley was at Roadies and was asked to leave by one of the co-owners after a “disturbance,” DA Joe Cardone said in court on Feb. 20. Foley left and returned, allegedly shooting a rifle from the parking lot.

Jacob Twardowski, 20, of Albion was sentenced to four months of weekends in the county jail, plus probation. He was charged with criminal possession of marijuana in the second degree for allegedly having 19 ounces of marijuana.

Kelly Morrison, 45, of Medina was sentenced to five years of probation for third-degree attempted arson for allegedly setting her house on fire on May 11, 2019 on Gwinn Street. She also must pay any “reasonable restitution.”

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