Kendall man sentenced to prison for damaging jail, obstructing breathing

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 September 2023 at 5:44 pm

ALBION – A Kendall resident was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in state prison today by Orleans County Court Judge Sanford Church.

Brandon J. Baker, 32, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief in the third degree for causing $651 in damage to a sink and faucet in the county jail. He received 1 to 3 years for that crime.

He also pleaded guilty to obstruction of breathing and received 364 days in the county jail, which will be satisfied with the state prison time.

Baker used his forearm to pin a woman against a wall, making it difficult for her to breathe.

That woman spoke at the sentencing, and asked the judge to give Baker the maximum sentence. She said she fears for her safety with Baker. The judge issued an order of protection for her until 2034.

“He is not a nice man,” the victim told the judge during sentencing. “He can’t go around in society taunting people for fun.”

Baker said he has anger issues and has been taking anger management classes while in the jail. He apologized to the victim, and also to the county for the damage in the jail.

In other cases:

• Cassandra McGuire, 33, of Albion pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. She admitted she had cocaine on June 18, 2020 with the intent to sell it.

She is a first-time felony drug offender. She faces a maximum of 1 to 2 ½ years in state prison when she is sentenced on Nov. 15.

• Isaiah J. Marsh, 21, of Medina was arraigned on two counts each of criminal sexual act in the first degree and sexual abuse, as well as endangering the welfare of a child. Marsh allegedly had sexual contact with an underage girl.

The judge continued bail at $5,000 cash and $15,000 bond which was sent at the Shelby Town Court. Judge Church also issued a stay-away order.