Medina man arraigned for first-degree assault for alleged stabbing

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 June 2022 at 9:15 am

ALBION – A Medina man was arraigned in Orleans County Court on Wednesday for first-degree assault for allegedly stabbing a person in the chest on May 11 in Medina.

Deante Johnson, 19, was arraigned on two different indictments in court on Wednesday. For the May 11 incident, he also faces charges of criminal possession of a weapon in the first degree and menacing.

In a separate indictment on April 26, he allegedly brandished knives at a home where the resident had an order of protection from him. He was arraigned for first-degree criminal contempt, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and menacing.

Johnson entered not guilty pleas during the initial court appearance. He is next due back in court on July 20.

Judge Sanford Church set bail at $10,000 cash and $50,000 bond.

In other cases in County Court on Wednesday:

• Dakoda Watson, 23, of Holley was sentenced to six months in the county jail and five years probation. He was violated an order of protection and slashed tires on a vehicle. He was ordered to pay $653 in restitution for the tires.

“I deeply regret everything I’ve done,” Watson told Judge Church during sentencing. “I wish I could take it all back.”

• Matthew Daugherty, 27, of Lockport was sentenced to a year of probation and two years of shock camp for criminal possession of controlled substance in the seventh degree.

• Joshua Rothmund, 37, of Holley appeared on a probation violation. There has been a warrant for his arrest out of Livingston County for four years. Even though he faces a misdemeanor, Judge Church said he would set bail at $2,500 due to Rothmund not appearing to probation for four years.

• Gileyla Arroyo, an incarcerated woman at the Albion Correctional Facility, admitted to trying to have fentanyl and methamphetamine brought into the prison on June 2, 2021.

She pleaded guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree and faces up to another 1 ½ to 3 years in prison. She will be sentenced on Sept. 21, 2022.