Police identify victim in attempted murder; make additional arrest

Staff Reports Posted 15 June 2017 at 3:27 pm

ALBION – The Albion Police Department arrested Wesley Askew on Friday for various assault charges and attempted murder.

Wesley Askew

The victim in the case is identified as Joseph A. Julyan, 53, of 175 North Main Street, Apt. 4, Albion. Julyan remains hospitalized at Buffalo General Hospital in critical condition. He has head injuries that are considered to be life threatening, Police Chief Roland Nenni said this afternoon.

During the assault of the suspect, Askew sustained fractured bones in his wrist and hand. He was treated for his injuries at the Erie County Medical Center prior to being arraigned and incarcerated at the Orleans County Jail. Askew remains held on $250,000 bail and is also held on a Parole Violation Detainer Warrant.

Askew is currently on parole for a 2009 rape. He was convicted of second-degree rape and incarcerated for 6 years by the NYS Deptment of Corrections before being released on parole.

Danielle N. Wray

On June 12 at 3:28 p.m. the Albion Police Department arrested Askew’s girlfriend, Danielle N. Wray, 40, of 13 East Bank St., Apt. C, Albion. She is charged with intimidating witnesses in the case against Askew. It is alleged that Wray threatened witnesses who provided information to police regarding the assault and attempted murder investigation against Askew.

Wray has been charged intimidating a victim or witness in the 3rd Degree, which is an E felony. Wray was arraigned in the Town of Albion Court and placed in the Orleans County Jail on $15,000.00.

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