4 arraigned in County Court

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 November 2014 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Four people accused of crimes in Orleans County were arraigned in court today. Orleans County Court Judge set bail for all four.

Matthew Mudge, 24, of Albion faces charges of third-degree and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Mudge was charged on Aug. 16 following investigation of a “suspicious person” complaint on Bass Road in the Town of Carlton.

Mudge was allegedly found in possession of a loaded .380 caliber automatic pistol which he didn’t have a permit for. He also has a previous conviction for criminal possession of a weapon, according to the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department.

He has been in jail on $5,000 bail. Orleans County Court Judge James Punch continued to keep bail at $5,000 during Mudge’s arraignment today.

Mudge is a past youthful offender and also has “a series of misdemeanor offenses,” District Attorney Joe Cardone said.

In other cases:

An Elba resident was arraigned for violating Probation. Mark Gregori, 52, of Oak Orchard Road was remanded to jail on $5,000 bail.

Ivy E. Schell, 19, of Buffalo was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. The former Albion resident allegedly sold Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen in Albion in April.

She has been in the county jail on $1,000 bail. Judge Punch kept bail at $1,000.

A Holley resident was arraigned on second-degree burglary. Dylan DiPlato, 26, allegedly was found uninvited in a Holley resident’s home on Sept. 21 when the resident returned.

Judge Punch set $5,000 bail for DiPlato. He has a prior offense of driving while ability impaired, Cardone said.