9/29/16 – RENSSELAER MAN SENTENCED TO 12 YEARS IN PRISON

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Severo O. Vega Jr., age 48, was sentenced to twelve (12) years in state prison and eight (8) years post release supervision, before Honorable Debra J. Young in Rensselaer County Court. As a part of his plea agreement, the defendant will have to abide by […]

9/29/16 – CASTLETON WOMEN SENTENCED TO PRISON

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Tammy Green., age 45, was sentenced to two and a third (2 1/3) to seven (7) years in state prison, before Honorable Andrew G. Ceresia in Rensselaer County Court. On August 17, 2016, Green pled guilty to one (1) count of Arson in the Third […]

9/28/16 – GUILTY VERDICT IN TROY GUN CASE

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Xavier T. Hilton, age 22, was convicted by a jury of one (1) count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a class C felony and one (1) count of Criminal Possession of a Firearm, a class E felony. The verdict came […]

9/28/16 – MISSOURI WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CRIMINAL SEXUAL ACT IN THE THIRD DEGREE

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced that on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Heather Smith, a/k/a Heather Davis, age 37, of St. Ann, Missouri, pled guilty to one count of Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree, a class E felony. The defendant formerly resided in Troy during the commission of the offenses contained […]

9/26/16 – MISSOURI MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ATTEMPTED RAPE

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced that on Friday, September 23rd, Robert Smith, age 34, of Missouri, pled guilty to one (1) count of Attempted Rape in the First Degree, a class C violent felony. Smith also pled guilty to one (1) count of Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree, a class A […]

9/8/16 – ALBANY MAN PLED GUILTY

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Anton C. Gumbs, age 35, pled guilty today in Rensselaer County Court to one (1) count of Robbery in the First Degree, a class B felony. Gumbs pled guilty to the robbery of DeMeo’s Discount Wine & Liquor in Troy. The defendant entered the store […]

8/29/16 – THIRD CO-DEFENDANT PLEADS GUILTY TO ARSON THAT KILLED A TROY WOMAN

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that David C. Stanley, age 23, pled guilty today in Rensselaer County Court to one (1) count of Arson in the Second Degree, a class B felony, and one (1) count of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class B felony. Stanley admitted to his role […]

8/22/16 – RENSSELAER MAN TO RECEIVE 12 YEARS

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Severo O. Vega Jr., age 48, pled guilty today in Rensselaer County Court to one (1) count of Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance as a Sexually Motivated Felony, a class C Felony. Vega pled guilty to a charge that stems from an […]

8/17/16 – DISTRICT ATTORNEY ABELOVE TAKES TIME TO TALK TO TROY YOUTH

On August 17, 2016, Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove spent the evening speaking to teens at the 7th Avenue Troy Boys and Girls Club. The District Attorney centered his discussion around issues that affect the youth in our community. He urged those in attendance to focus their energy on positive activities and to […]

8/16/16 – GUILTY VERDICT IN THE HEIMROTH MURDER TRIAL

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Jacob Heimroth, age 35, was convicted by a jury of six of the charges, including two counts of Murder in the Second Degree, for the 2014 deaths of Allen and Maria Lockrow. Heimroth is scheduled to be sentenced on September 15, 2016. Related Story – […]