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By John Tucker

Allegany County District Attorney reports on sentencing, upcoming trial

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1st Assistant District Attorney Ian M. Jones prosecuting

Defendant’s Name: Gabriel A. Babbitt

Address: Wellsville, New York

Charges:      Burglary 1st (B felony);

Assault 2nd (D felony);

Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th (A misdemeanor)

Court Appearance Date: August 3, 2023

Proceedings: Gabriel Babbitt has been sentenced to 3 years in state prison followed by 3 years of post-release supervision following her conviction for Assault in the 2nd degree in Allegany County Court which caused physical injury to the victim.

Defendant’s Attorney: Timothy J. Ross, Esq.

Prosecuting Attorney: Ian M. Jones, Assistant District Attorney

Defendant’s Name: Christopher M. French-Lawson Address: Bolivar, New York and Wellsville, New York Charges:                    Burglary 3rd (D Felony);

Court Appearance Date: August 16, 2023

Proceedings: Christopher French-Lawson has been sentenced for 2 separate burglaries which occurred at a laundromat in Bolivar and the Save-A-Lot store in Wellsville on separate dates. The defendant was sentenced to 2-4 years in state prison on each burglary.

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

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

Defendant’s Name: Donald D. Sherman, Jr.

Address: Bolivar, New York

Charges:      Rape 2nd Degree (class D felony) – 2 counts; Sexual Misconduct (A Misdemeanor).

Court Appearance Date: August 7, 2023

Proceedings: A Huntley Hearing was held in Allegany County Court to determine whether or not statements made by the defendant to law enforcement will be admissible at trial. A jury trial is currently scheduled in this matter for the week of October 23rd through 27th.

Prosecuting Attorney: Ian M. Jones, Assistant District Attorney

PLEASE NOTE: ALL DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT AND THE INFORMATION CONCERNING ARREST AND CHARGES ARE ONLY ACCUSATIONS UNTIL CONVICTION.

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