Medina teen sentenced to prison for probation violation

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 June 2017 at 4:25 pm

Lucas Porter will likely face additional prison time on July 3 for assault

ALBION – A Medina teen was sentenced today to 1 to 3 years in state prison for violating probation. Lucas Porter, 18, could face more time when he is sentenced on July 3 for assault.

Porter has been on probation after being charged with a burglary in Albion in March 2015.

He admitted to stabbing a Buffalo man near his heart and lung at a house party on Nov. 6 in Ridgeway.

In addition to stabbing the man, Porter also allegedly stabbed a 2013 Honda car with a large knife as friends of the victim were attempting to leave the scene and transport the victim to the hospital.

District Attorney Joe Cardone today requested $26,225 in restitution for medical bills and $2,099 in insurance reimbursements for the damaged car. Judge James Punch set a restitution hearing for 2 p.m. on July 3. Punch wants to know if insurance or other government programs will pay for the medical costs.

Porter, during an April 10 court appearance, admitted to stabbing the Buffalo man who did not have a weapon.

Porter 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 on April 10. Second-degree assault normally carries a maximum of 7 years in state prison. Porter, as part of the plea deal, will face up to 4 years in state prison when he is sentenced July 3.

“This was a mistake,” Porter during sentencing this afternoon for the probation violation. “I won’t make a lifetime habit out of it.”

Punch said Porter didn’t take probation seriously and needs to spend some time in prison.

“You already have a serious criminal history,” Punch said.

In another sentencing today:

A Webster teen-age girl was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years of probation.

The teen was granted youthful offender so her name shouldn’t be published.

She was arrested at an Albion motel on Oct. 6 after being found with cocaine. She pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child and faced a maximum of a year in jail.

Her attorney, Brian Degnan, asked for no jail and probation only.

But Judge Punch said the teen needed to go jail.

“You have a lot of problems,” the judge said. “You are hanging around with bad people and doing bad things.”

A codefendant in that case, Andrew L. Coley, 19, of Albion is being held without bail after missing a presentencing interview. Coley is to be sentenced on July 26 and could face a year in jail for endangering the welfare of a child.

He also faces felony drug charges after being arrested last month for allegedly selling crack cocaine. That case is separate from the endangering the welfare of a child charge.

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