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Three Allegany County men will spend time behind bars, two in state prison

Prosecutions by Assistant District Attorney Ian M. Jones

Defendant’s Name:  Coty J. Denning

Address:  Amity, New York       

Charges:  Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree (D felony)

Court Appearance Date:  June 21, 2023

Proceedings:  Coty Denning has been sentenced to 6 months in the Allegany County Jail, followed by 5 years of felony probation, for a criminal possession of a weapon conviction.  Denning is alleged to have illegally possessed the weapon during an incident in the Town of Amity.            

Defendant’s Attorney:  Roy D. Bielewicz, Esq.      

Prosecuting Attorney:  Ian M. Jones, Assistant District Attorney     

Defendant’s Name:  Christopher M. French-Lawson

Address:  Bolivar, New Yorkand Wellsville, New York   

Charges:      Burglary 3rd (D Felony);

Court Appearance Date:  June 21, 2023

Proceedings:  Christopher French-Lawson has been convicted of 2 separate burglaries in Allegany County court.  French-Lawson has been found guilty of burglarizing a laundromat in Bolivar and the Save-A-Lot store in Wellsville on separate dates.  Both offenses are class D felonies and the defendant is scheduled to be sentenced to state prison on both charges on August 16th.      

Defendant’s Attorney:  Marty J. Anderson, Esq.       

Prosecuting Attorney:  Ian M. Jones, 1st Assistant District Attorney     

Defendant’s Name:  Roy W. Austin

Address:  Friendship, New York       

Charges:      Burglary 1st (B violent felony);
Assault 2nd (D felony);
Criminal Mischief 3rd (E felony);
Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th (A Misdemeanor):
Resisting Arrest (A Misdemeanor)

Court Appearance Date:  June 21, 2023

Proceedings:  Roy W. Austin will spend the next 8 years in state prison, followed by 5 years of post-release supervision, for a burglary that took place in Friendship on July 16, 2022.  In this incident, Austin entered a home in the middle of the night then fought with the homeowner until New York State Police arrived.        

Defendant’s Attorney:   Terry Montroy, Esq.

Prosecuting Attorney:  Ian M. Jones, Assistant District Attorney     

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