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Medina man out of jail while awaiting sentencing for drug charge arraigned for assault

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 October 2016 at 10:30 am

ALBION – A Medina man who was out of jail and awaiting sentencing for a drug crime was arrested on Sept. 7 after allegedly getting in an altercation with another person and stabbing that person, causing non-life-threatening injuries.

Michael D. Thompson

Michael D. Thompson

Michael D. Thompson, 49, was arraigned in Orleans County Court on Monday for second-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and second-degree menacing.

Thompson entered a not guilty plea in court. Judge James Punch set bail at $50,000 and issued an order of protection for the victim in the alleged assault.

The latest charges against Thompson will be prosecuted separately from the drug charge. Thompson pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance, which carries a maximum of 2 ½ years in state prison.

In other arraignments on Monday:

• Adam Gallo, 31, of Eagle Harbor Road in Albion was arraigned on 3 counts each of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, one count of criminal sale of marijuana in the fourth degree, and one count of criminal sale of marijuana in the third degree.

Gallo was charged on Sept. 14 and was allegedly selling marijuana and marijuana wax, a highly potent form of concentrated marijuana.

District Attorney Joe Cardone told Judge Punch that Gallo also allegedly been intimidating an informant. Gallo denied that through his attorney Michael O’Keefe. Punch told Gallo to avoid the informant. If Gallo is threatening the informant, the judge said Gallo will be held in jail without bail. Gallo is currently out of jail after posting $10,000 bail.

• Marcie Conlon, 43, of Holley was arraigned on several felonies, including forgery in the second degree, falsifying business records in the first degree, criminal diversion of prescriptions or prescription medication in fourth degree, petit larceny and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree.

Conlon is currently in jail for violating conditions of probation, including driving while intoxicated. The latest charges stem from an alleged crime in April 2015 when she was working at the Iroquois Job Corps in Shelby. Conlon allegedly took a prescription sheet from physician’s assistant and wrote a prescription for student. Conlon then allegedly used the Ativan, a prescription for anxiety, for herself.

• Sherri L. Bartenstein, 35, of Middleport was arraigned for three counts each of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. She allegedly sold Clonazepam, which is used to treat anxiety or panic disorders, from May 11-18, and on June 21.

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