Medina teen admits assault at party, could be sentenced to 4 years in prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 April 2017 at 4:24 pm

ALBION – A Medina teen admitted to stabbing a Buffalo man near his heart and lung at a house party on Nov. 6 in Ridgeway.

Lucas Porter admitted in court today he stabbed the man at a party. Porter said the other man did not have a knife.

“Did you intentionally harm him?” Judge James Punch asked Porter.

“Yes, your honor,” Porter responded.

Porter, 18, just missed stabbing the man in his heart, but did puncture his lungs. The victim was hospitalized in intensive care for 10 days. He has recovered enough to have the charges downgraded from first-degree to second-degree assault.

Porter accepted a plea deal in Orleans County Court today. Second-degree assault normally carries a maximum of 7 years in state prison. Porter, as part of the plea deal, would face up to 4 years in state prison.

Porter said he had been drinking at the party.

He also admitted guilt to violating probation today. Porter has been on probation after being charged with a burglary in Albion in March 2015.

He could be sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison for violating probation.

Porter will be sentenced on July 3 at 2 p.m.

Porter was a star of Medina’s varsity football team this past season, earning a spot on the annual All-Western New York football squad.

The team was undefeated in its division during the regular season. Porter had a team-leading 6 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries and 55 tackles.

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