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Albion man rejects plea offer in attempted murder case

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 March 2020 at 4:55 pm

CARLTON – An Albion man rejected a plea offer today that would have capped his prison sentence at 10 years for attempted murder in the second-degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second.

Scott A. Foley, 52, was arraigned on Feb. 20 for attempted murder in the second degree, which carries a maximum of 25 years in prison.

He allegedly fired two shots from a rifle on Jan. 2 at Roadies Pizzeria and Sports Bar on Route 98.

Foley also is facing charges of criminal possession of a weapon in the second and third degrees, reckless endangerment in the first degree, and driving while intoxicated.

District Attorney Joe Cardone said Foley showed a depraved indifference to human life by firing the rifle twice from his vehicle in the parking lot. 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,” Cardone said on Feb. 20.

Foley left and returned, allegedly shooting a rifle from the parking lot. Cardone said the incident was unprovoked and “an extremely serious situation.”

Foley has been in the county jail since his arrest with bail currently set at $15,000 cash or $75,000 bond. He appeared in court today with his attorney, Jim Doyle. They were presented the plea offer but declined it.

Doyle said he is preparing motions or arguments to file in the case.

In other cases in court today:

Tashira Allee, 36, of Medina pleaded guilty to criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree. She could face up to a year in the county jail when she is sentenced on May 14.

Allee admitted in court to Judge Church she had a stolen trailer on July 21.

“Did you possess with the intent to benefit yourself and not the owner?” Judge Church asked her.

“Yes,” Allee responded.

She is a co-defendant in a case with her husband, Anthony Allee. He also is facing federal charges. He has been charged with possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, marijuana, hydrocodone, and cocaine, unlawful possession of a machine gun, and unlawful possession of a stolen firearm, which carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 30 years in prison and a maximum of life.

With the stolen trailer, Mrs. Allee today agreed to pay “reasonable restitution,” an amount to be determined.

• A Cobleskill man was arraigned in for third-degree rape, two counts of sexual abuse in the third degree, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and criminal sex act in the third degree.

Ronald R. Cook Jr., 35, allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old girl who he met through the 4-H program. He entered not guilty pleas to the charges.

He has no prior criminal history. The judge set bail at $10,000 cash and $25,000 bond.

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