Inmate sentenced to more time in prison for assault on corrections officer

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 January 2020 at 2:26 pm

ALBION – A former inmate in the Orleans County Jail was sentenced to 1 ½ to 3 years in state prison today for an assault on a county corrections officer.

Valerie Allen, 32, admitted to punching a female corrections officer on April 8, and also to biting the officer’s finger and pulling her hair. Allen was charged with 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. She has been at the Albion Correctional Facility since April 22.

Allen is a Allegany County native who also previously was convicted unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamines in the third degree.

“You continue to have a lack of respect for authority and the rules for society,” County Court Judge Sanford Church told Allen at sentencing today.

Also in court, the judge set Jan. 27 for the start of a trial against a Niagara Falls man who allegedly stole three dirt bikes from a Ridgeway garage on Oct. 16, 2018.

Michael Dubuc, 41, faces charges of third-degree burglary, third-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

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