Medina man admits role with Albion break-in
ALBION – A Medina man pleaded guilty in Orleans County Court today for his role in an Albion break-in last summer.
Isaiah Bonk, 21, admitted he teamed with Jonathan Banks, 22, of Medina at a robbery last Aug. 13 at Sandy Creek Apartments on Lydun Drive in Albion. Bonk said he served as the look-out while Banks went inside and returned with stolen items.
The two were part of a group of four Orleans County men suspected in 32 burglaries in August and September, with the alleged crimes committed in Albion, Medina, Oakfield and Lockport.
Banks pleaded guilty in May to second-degree burglary and could be sentenced to as much as 15 years in state prison on Aug. 25.
Bonk pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree burglary, which carries a maximum sentence of seven years in state prison. However, as part of a plea deal he can withdraw the plea if he is sentenced to more than five years in state prison. Judge James Punch set sentencing for Oct. 20.
Bonk is not a prior felon but has two previous misdemeanors, District Attorney Joe Cardone said. Bonk is being held in Niagara County on $50,000 bail.
In other cases in county court today:
Dawn M. Read, 42, of Albion pleaded guilty to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. She could be sentenced to up to two years in state prison on Oct. 20.
She admitted in court she sold prescription medication to make a profit. She was charged on April 1.
A Lockport woman pleaded guilty to being part of a cocaine sale in Albion on June 2. Amanda Brosius, 23, pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, which carries a maximum sentence of 2 ½ years in state prison.
As part of her plea deal, she agreed to assist the district attorney with prosecution of the codefendant in the case. Brosius will be sentenced on Nov. 17.
A Buffalo man was arraigned on numerous drug charges after he was arrested on June 4 in Albion. Timothy Cobb, 30, has been charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, one count of CSCS in the fifth, two counts of CPCS in the fifth and one count of criminal sale of marijuana.