Rochester man admits stealing electronics from Walmart in Albion and could face prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 February 2018 at 6:00 pm

ALBION – A Rochester man admitted in court today to stealing $1,903 worth of electronics from the Walmart in Albion.

Adrian Taylor, 40, could face up to 1 ½ to 3 years in state prison when he is sentenced on Feb. 26. He pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny.

The charge for a second-felony offender carries a maximum of 2 to 4 years in prison. As part of a plea deal, Taylor would see a reduced sentence.

He also agreed to pay $1,903 in restitution, but told the judge, “I have no way of paying it.”

Sara Sheldon, the interim County Court judge, said a judgement may have to be imposed to collect the money.

Taylor allegedly put electronic items in a tote and then took them from the store.

A co-defendant in the case, Kenya L. Yawn, also was to be sentenced today. The Rochester woman, 22, had her sentencing pushed back three weeks. She will likely face a year in jail.

She said she is concerned about a niece who lives with her and where she will go. Judge Sheldon gave Yawn three weeks to make living arrangements for her niece.

Yawn pleaded guilty to petit larceny for stealing about $2,000 worth of merchandise from the Albion Walmart on March 2. She allegedly took a television, modem, Fitbits, hard drives and other items from the store.

She will be sentenced on Feb. 26.

 A Medina man was sentenced to five years of probation for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.

Derrick Adams, 30, avoided jail. He had no prior criminal record until he was arrested for unlawfully having cocaine with the intent to sell it on April 25.

As part of a plea deal, he faced up to six months in jail and five years of probation.

Adams apologized for the crime in court today.

“I made a mistake,” he told Judge Sheldon.

“You made a choice and you’re smarter than that,” she responded.

Adams is considered a low risk of reoffending, according to a pre-sentencing report by probation staff.

He has a job and has plans to complete his college education.

• David L. Timmer III, 38, of Medina was also sentenced to five years of probation. He has already spent four months in jail for attempted burglary in the third degree.

Timmer admitted to burglarizing Tim Horton’s in Medina and taking money from the business.

He apologized for the crime today in court. He also is considered a low risk of recidivism, according to a pre-sentencing report from probation.

 An Albion man pleaded guilty to violating terms of his probation and could be sentencned to up to a year in jail on March 5.

Kolin McKain, 21, of Albion already has been on probation four times and has twice been convicted of driving while intoxicated. District Attorney Joe Cardone said McKain violated probation by repeatedly using drugs and also being found with alcohol.

McKain admitted he was at a party on Dec. 27 and used cocaine. The judge said that represented a violation of probation.

He was remanded to jail on $10,000 bail while awaiting sentencing.

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