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Inmate arraigned for assaulting correction officer in county jail

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 August 2019 at 1:57 pm

ALBION – An inmate in the Orleans County Jail was arraigned in County Court today after allegedly punching a corrections officer on April 8.

Valerie Allen, 31, also allegedly bit the officer’s finger and pulled her hair. Allen today was arraigned on second-degree assault.

Allen was in the county jail awaiting sentencing after she pleaded guilty to aggravated harassment of an employee by an inmate. She admitted in court previously to throwing urine and toilet water at corrections officers on Oct. 13, 2016.

She was sentenced to 1 ½ to 3 years in state prison on that charge.

In other cases in County Court today:

John L. Crossley, 68, of Medina had a bail application hearing after he was charged last week with 7 counts each of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, which are Class B felonies.

Crossley has prior criminal convictions, including most recently in 2009.

Joanne Best, the public defender, asked that bail be set at $500, which Crossley could afford. He has no failures to appear in court, she said.

Judge Sanford Church set bail at $25,000 in cash or $100,000 bond.

Holly Bevins, 23, of Irondequoit admitted to violating her probation by using drugs, missing probation appointments and leaving the county without permission of the probation department. Bevins said she had a drug relapse while in treatment for the addiction.

She will be sentenced on Aug. 15 and faces 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison.

Rhonda Rushton of Spencerport pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated after registering a 0.19 BAC on June 15 in Albion. She has a prior DWI in 2012 in Rochester. She will be sentenced on Oct. 17 and could face up to a year in jail.

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