Inmate gets 1 ½ to 3 more years in prison for punching corrections officer

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 April 2019 at 3:17 pm

ALBION – A former Orleans Correctional Facility inmate was sentenced to 1 ½ to 3 years in state prison today for attempted assault in the second degree.

Freddy Rosario, 23, has been moved to Midstate Correctional Facility in Marcy. He admitted in a previous court appearance to punching a corrections officer in the face and causing other injuries.

Rosario was in the visiting area at Orleans Correctional on Jan. 21, 2018. He said “one thing led to another” and he punched an officer in the face.

As part of a plea deal he was given a reduced sentence from would could have been a maximum of 2 to 4 years in prison if he went to trial and was convicted by a jury.

In other cases in Orleans County Court today:

Jeremy Hodge, 33, of Albion pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and could face a maximum of 1 to 3 years in state prison when he is sentenced on June 27.

He was charged in Clarendon on Jan. 1 and registered a Blood Alcohol Content of 0.30 percent, nearly four times the legal limit. He has a previous misdemeanor DWI in 2014.

Hodge said in court today he drank a 12-pack of beer during the day before his arrest on Jan. 1.

Stacy Moss Jr., 29, appeared in court after being wanted on a warrant since November. Moss is a diversion program where a felony charge would be reduced to a misdemeanor if he successfully completes the program.

District Attorney Joe Cardone asked that Moss be terminated from the program because he hasn’t been going to a drug treatment program or showing up for court appearances.

Moss said he was aware there was a warrant issued for him. He said he didn’t want to turn himself in because he didn’t want to miss his son’s birth in December.

Judge Sanford Church asked why Moss didn’t come in since then.

“I don’t know,” Moss responded.

The judge is holding Moss without bail until another court appearance next Thursday.

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