Judge sets $2.5 million bail for man charged with attempted murder

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 September 2013 at 12:00 am


ALBION – A judge raised the bail from $250,000 to $2.5 million for a Kendall man charged last week with attempted murder of a state trooper.

Carlos J. Botello, 42, of Kendall was charged with second-degree attempted murder of a state trooper following a traffic stop on Sept. 3. Botello was stopped by Trooper Dan Metz. Botello allegedly attempted to back over the trooper. Metz avoided being struck, but Borello smashed into a state police vehicle.

Botello then fled the scene by vehicle. Metz pursued the suspect until Botello entered into a farmer’s field and became disabled, police reported.

A Yates town justice set Botello’s bail at $250,000. In Orleans County Court on Monday, Judge James Punch increased the bail to $2.5 million.

District Attorney Joseph Cardone noted in court that Botello has twice attempted to harm law enforcement officers. The previous incident occurred in 1994 when Botello fired six rounds into the home of a deputy who lived in Kendall.