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Medina man sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison for burglary

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 June 2018 at 5:01 pm

ALBION – A Medina man was sentenced to 4 ½ years in state prison and 5 years of post-release supervision after he pled guilty to attempted burglary in the second-degree.

Jerry Gray, 45, was arrested on July 26 and charged with eight counts of grand larceny in the fourth degree, burglary in the second degree, petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree.

District Attorney Joe Cardone said Gray entered the house of an elderly couple during the night and took a television, purse and other belongings.

He accepted a plea deal for attempted burglary in the second degree. Gray has five prior felonies, five failures to appear in court and has had his probation and parole revoked. Because he has prior felonies, the prison maximum was up to 5 years.

His attorney, Jon Ross Wilson, said Gray’s criminal history has been driven by drug and mental health issues. Gray had a drug relapse and stole items to buy drugs, Wilson said.

Gray apologized for the crime and said he takes responsibility for it and looks forward to getting help in prison. While in the county jail he completed a drug treatment program through the Genesee-Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.

Judge Sara Sheldon gave Gray a slight break in the sentence at 4 ½ years.

In other cases in County Court today:

• Judge Sheldon said a trial will start on June 18 for the case involving Gerardo Quiros, 31, of Medina. He allegedly held a woman against her will for several weeks, while physically and sexually assaulting her.

Quiros is facing 24 counts, including seven counts of first-degree rape, 10 counts of criminal sexual act in the first degree, one count of third-degree assault, one count of both criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third and fifth degrees, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, criminal mischief in the fourth degree, and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Quiros remains in the county jail after his bail was revoked in January by Judge Sheldon. Jurors will be picked on Monday, Sheldon said.

Jason Schmeer, 37, of Brockport was to be sentenced for fourth-degree grand larceny for taking a credit card. He has agreed to pay $485 in restitution. However, he failed to appear during sentencing. Judge Sheldon issued a warrant for his arrest.

He faces a split sentenced of up to six months in jail and five years of probation when he is sentenced.

• The judge set bail at $50,000 cash and $250,000 bond for Robert Tetrault, 37, of Albion. He faces charges of predatory sexual assault against a child after he allegedly had sexual intercourse and committed another sex act against a child.

Tetrault allegedly committed the crimes against a child, ages 9 to 10, from January to July 2012.

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