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 […]

11/2/17 – APPELLATE DIVISION UPHOLDS MURDER CONVICTION

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today’s decision by the Appellate Division’s Third Department, affirming a previous order by Rensselaer County Court which denied defendant’s motion to vacate his conviction on the grounds of ineffective assistance of counsel and actual innocence. Michael Mosley was convicted of Murder in the First Degree and Burglary […]

8/17/17 – APPELLATE DIVISION UPHOLDS PRISON TERM FOR GUN ARREST

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, upheld the prison sentence of Quintril Clark, age 27, rendered November 25, 2015. Clark pled guilty to two (2) counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, both class C violent […]