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Man who fired shots in Medina last summer sentenced to prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 June 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A Rochester man who allegedly fired a rifle at two fleeing people in Medina last summer was sentenced to 2 to 4 years in state prison on Monday.

Nathaniel Harvey, 22, of Rochester originally was charged with attempted murder in the second degree and reckless endangerment in the first degree.

He was arrested after two men who fled on foot on July 18 in Medina. The men were not injured. A verbal altercation started on Church Street and moved near the corner of South Main and Oak Orchard streets. Harvey allegedly fired a gunshot that missed the two men and also an elderly woman who was working in her garden along South Main Street.

He pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment in the first degree as part of a plea deal. He is a second felony offender, and was convicted of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree in Monroe County in 2010.

Orleans County Court Judge James Punch gave Harvey the maximum sentence of 2 to 4 years in state prison.

“You need to do as much time as possible because this is a very serious crime,” Punch said during the sentencing.