4 plead guilty in County Court and could face incarceration

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 July 2022 at 1:23 pm

ALBION – Four people pleaded guilty in Orleans County Court on Wednesday and could be sentenced to the county jail or state prison.

Devon M. Rose, 27, of Rochester pleaded guilty to arson in the third degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree.

He admitted that he set a 2009 Acura on fire on May 22, and also stole a 2003 Chevy Silverado from the Town of Murray on May 22. The Silverado is estimated to have been worth about $6,000.

He took the Acura from Monroe County and drove it to the Murray Town Hall and set the car on fire at 5 a.m. on May 22.

Rose, as part of a plea agreement, faces a maximum of 4 to 8 years in prison when he is sentenced on Sept. 21.

He also will need to pay restitution and could be fined $5,000.

Alonzo Rivera, 23, of Albion pleaded guilty to attempted making a terrorist threat.

When law enforcement was called due to a domestic situation on Jan. 6, Rivera allegedly called 911 to say he was armed and fire at police officers.

Law enforcement went to the scene and saw Rivera walking along Ridge Road without any weapons.

Rivera said he was drunk at the time and doesn’t remember the incident. County Court Judge Sanford Church said Rivera had enough presence of mind to call 911.

Rivera after consulting with his attorney pleaded guilty and faces a maximum of 6 months in jail and five years on probation when he is sentenced Sept. 21.

Bryan Bates, 42, of Albion pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal contempt and faces 1 ½ to 3 years in prison when he is sentenced on Sept. 28.

Bates admitted to striking a person in the face on July 6. That person had an order of protection from Bates since July 2018.

Adam Locke, 37, of Albion pleaded guilty to attempted sexual abuse in the first degree. Locke entered an Alford plea, where he didn’t admit a crime. He said he was concerned he might be found guilty at a trial and could face state prison. As part of a plea agreement, he faces up to 364 days in the county jail and probation.

District Attorney Joe Cardone said Locke was around a girl under age 11 over several days in August 2019. The girl was sitting on Locke’s knee and he allegedly subjected the child to sexual contact while clothed. Locke denied those allegations in court on Wednesday, but still plead guilty to attempted sexual abuse in the first degree.

He will be sentenced on Sept. 28. He also could be fined up to $5,000 and be put on the sex offender registry.

In another case, Prince Z. Wilson, 23, of Albion rejected a plea offer of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree reckless endangerment with a maximum sentence of 9 years in state prison. Wilson could face 15 years after exchanging gunfire in Albion last August and wounding a man in the leg.