Medina man pleads guilty to grand larceny, faces likely prison sentence

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 August 2023 at 12:15 pm

ALBION – A Medina man pleaded guilty to grand larceny in the fourth degree and admitted to taking saw blades and other merchandise from Ace Hardware in Albion that is valued at $1,190.40.

Brett Holt, 32, is a second felony offender and will face 1 ½ to 3 years in state prison when he is sentenced on Oct. 25. The charge for a second felony offender carries a 2- to 4-year sentence. With the plea, Holt will get some leniency in the sentencing.

If Orleans County Court Judge Sanford Church insists on the 2- to 4-year sentence, Holt can rescind his plea and go to trial.

Holt is currently in Niagara County Jail. He faces other more serious charges in Niagara County after allegedly stealing a car which was recovered in April by the Medina Police Department at Pride Pak in Medina.

In other cases in Orleans County Court today:

• Travis Bloom, 30, of Medina was sentenced to weekends in jail over 364 days for criminal contempt in the first degree. Bloom called a person eight times when he was in the county jail and that person had an order of protection from him.

• Terrance Hare, 55, of Medina was arraigned on felony driving while intoxicated. He was charged on June 9 in Ridgeway.

• Kaila Rivera, 34, of Rochester was arraigned on third-degree and fourth-degree grand larceny for allegedly stealing a 2003 pickup truck and construction tools valued at $6,500. She is currently in the Monroe County Jail.