Albion man, 62, sentenced to 5 years in prison for assault

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 January 2022 at 1:38 pm

ALBION – An Albion who stabbed a 17-year-old in the chest in a domestic dispute last May was sentenced to five years in state prison this morning.

Isaiah Alexander, 62, was sentenced for first-degree assault and third-degree assault. He initially was charged with attempted murder, but the 17-year-old male recovered from his injuries to his upper chest. A 20-year-old woman also suffered a severe laceration to her hand.

Orleans County Court Judge Sanford Church gave Alexander the maximum sentenced in a plea agreement. Alexander will also face five years of post-release supervision.

“Fortunately it didn’t do worse damage,” Church said about the stab wound.

Joanne Best, the public defender, said Alexander was assaulted during an altercation at Oak Orchard Estates Mobile Home Park. He was hit over the head with a broken glass candle holder, she said.

Alexander has “virtually no criminal history,” she said, and has been a very hard worker for many years at local farms.

She asked the judge for less than the maximum sentence.

District Attorney Joe Cardone said Alexander had been drinking the night of May 11 when the altercation then ensued. The DA asked for the maximum sentence because of the “very serious conduct.”

Judge Church also issued three orders of protection in court today for people in the altercation with Alexander on May 11.

In another sentencing today, Melissa Kuhn, 20, of Holley was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in state prison for violating her probation. She admitted in court on Jan. 5 that she didn’t report to probation soon after being released from county jail and also by communicating with a co-defendant who she was forbidden to talk with.

Kuhn was on probation after admitting to being the driver for people in a burglary on Fruit Avenue in Ridgeway.