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Medina man admits to assault and will be sentenced to prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 April 2016 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A Medina man pleaded guilty in Orleans County Court on Monday to attempted assault in the second degree and will be sentenced to prison on June 13.

Michael B. Collier Jr., 23, of East Oak Orchard Street admitted to using a knife to stab a 16-year-old on Oct. 24. The teen has recovered from the attack.

Judge James Punch asked Collier if he used the knife in a way that could injure or cause death to another person. Collier said he did.

Collier is a second felony offender. The charge of attempted assault in the second degree normally carries a maximum sentence of 2 to 4 years in state prison. As part of a plea deal, Collier will face 1 ½ to 3 years in prison. Punch said that is the minimum sentence for the crime.

Collier remains in Orleans County Jail on $100,000 bail.

In another case, Mary Golding, 51, of Harris Road in Waterport pleaded guilty to attempted burglary in the second degree.

The charge normally carries a maximum of 2 to 7 years in state prison. As part of a plea deal, Golding will face a maximum of a year in the county jail.

She admitted in court she went to a neighbor’s house on Harris Road on Nov. 8 and stole a jewelry box so she could feed her heroin addiction. Golding said she has since been in rehab.

She will be sentenced on June 13.