3/21/18 – TROY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO 2017 SHOOTING

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Jamel T. DeWitt, age 32, pled guilty to one (1) count of Criminal Use of a Firearm in the First Degree, a class B felony, in satisfaction of a six (6) count indictment. Mr. DeWitt admitted guilt to an incident which occurred on August 23, […]

3/13/18 – TROY MAN SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR KIDNAPPING

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Daniel K. Flowers, age 39, was sentenced to prison for his guilty plea to one (1) count of Attempted Kidnapping in the Second Degree as a sexually motivated offense, a class C violent felony, in Rensselaer County Court. The defendant previously admitted guilt to an […]

1/26/18 – TROY MAN TO SERVE FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR HIT-AND-RUN ACCIDENT

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Vernon L. Cheatham, age 33, pled guilty one (1) Assault in the Second Degree for recklessly causing serious physical injury to another by means of a dangerous weapon, in Rensselaer County Supreme Court. The defendant admitted guilt to an incident which occurred on July 20, […]

12/21/17 – TROY MAN SENTENCED TO STATE PRISON FOR COCAINE POSSESSION

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced that today, Hector Padin-Rivera, age 41, of Troy, NY, was sentenced as a second felony offender to six (6) years of state incarceration followed by five (5) years of post-release supervision, after pleading guilty to one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second […]

12/14/17 – REPEAT DRUNK DRIVER PLEADS GUILTY TO FELONY DWI

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Joseph S. Taylor, age 53, pled guilty one (1) count of Driving While Intoxicated, a class D felony, in Rensselaer County Supreme Court. The defendant admitted guilt to an incident which occurred back on April 16, 2017, where he consumed alcohol to the point of […]

12/11/17 – TROY MAN SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS IN STATE PRISON

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced that on Friday, December 8, 2017, Tyvon Hemingway a/k/a “7 Minute Man”, age 30, of Troy, NY, was sentenced to seven (7) years of state prison followed by five (5) years post-release supervision as a result of his guilty plea to one count of Criminal Possession of […]

11/29/17 – BERLIN MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CRIMINAL SEXUAL ACT IN THE FIRST DEGREE

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that William Schrell, age 74, pled guilty to one (1) count of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a class B felony, in satisfaction of a three (3) count indictment. The defendant admitted guilt to an incident where he had a child under the age […]

11/27/17 – TROY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ATTEMPTED MURDER

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Carl M. Pugh, age 35, pled guilty to one (1) count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a class B felony, in satisfaction of a five (5) count indictment. Mr. Pugh admitted guilt to an incident which occurred on March 18, 2017, where he […]