Holley man sentenced to state prison for burglary

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 December 2013 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A Holley resident was sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison on Monday after breaking into a building and stealing last year.

Michael Redick, 27, of North Main Street had two prior petty larceny charges before he was arrested and charged with third-degree burglary, petty larceny and criminal mischief in the fourth degree. He broke into a building on Ridge Road on Feb. 2 2012.

He pleaded guilty on Sept. 9 to attempted burglary in the third degree. Orleans County Court Judge James Punch gave Redick the maximum sentence as part of the plea.

Redick apologized in court for the crime.

“I had no right to take from others,” he said.

Redick said he wanted a chance to get a job and take care of his family.

Punch said the court system has given Redick several chances to live a productive life. But Redick’s drug use has led him to “all sorts of crime and chaos,” Punch said.

“I can’t turn you lose on the public,” the judge said at sentencing. “You’ve been given several opportunities to deal with the problem.”

In another case in court, a former inmate at the Orleans Correctional Facility, a medium-security men’s state prison, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and will spend 5 more years in state prison for assaulting another inmate.

Alejandro Sanchez, now an inmate at Attica Correctional Facility, pleaded guilty in court on Monday. He used a razor to slice another inmate in the neck on March 29, 2012.

Sanchez, through an interpreter, said he was acting in self defense. But District Attorney Joe Cardone said the other inmate did not have a weapon. Cardone said it was an unprovoked attack that left the other inmate with a 5-inch laceration in his neck and ongoing pain.

Sanchez could have gone to trial, but would have faced up to 7 years in additional prison time if found guilty. By pleading guilty, he faces 5 more years in prison. He will be sentenced on March 10.