3 sentenced in County Court, including Genesee man for 3 to 6 years in prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 January 2023 at 1:41 pm

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

Travis Cook, 34, of Le Roy received the longest sentence at 3 to 6 years in state prison for third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Cook in May took a wallet from a vehicle in someone’s garage. The wallet had four credit cards. He also had a handgun without a license, and is accused of taking a bottle with pills, and attempting to steal from another vehicle. District Attorney Joe Cardone said Cook threw a loaded firearm out onto the road when he was pursued by law enforcement.

A Lockport man was sentenced to two months of intermittent jail and five years probation for first-degree criminal contempt for violating an order of protection.

Dana Scott, 45, apologized in court. He asked he be allowed to continue running his business so he can support his children.

The judge sentenced him to two days a week in the county jail, as well as probation.

Cardone, the district attorney, asked for some incarceration because Scott entered the home of a woman at night in Ridgeway and took some of her property, despite an order of protection. Cardone said he is concerned the situation could escalate.

“There has to be consequences for violating an order of protection when there is aggression towards other people, particularly females,” Church said.

Scott was fined $1,000 and ordered to take a domestic violence class.

The victim of the crime has since asked the order of protection be removed, and the judge agreed to that in court today.

Darius Jones, 31, was sentenced to 1 ½ to 3 years in state prison for promoting prison contraband. He sharpened plastic to resemble an ice pick, creating a dangerous situation in the prison.

Jones already is serving a 12 to 15 year sentence for crimes in Genesee County. He now is incarcerated at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, Erie County.