posted on December 14, 2011 07:25
A Corfu man is among four Attica Prison guards, indicted on Gang Assault charges for allegedly beating up an inmate this summer.
37-year-old Keith Swack of Corfu is charged with Conspiracy, Tampering with Evidence and Official Misconduct.
Also indicted: 37-year-old Sean Warner of Belfast, 29-year-old Matthew Raddemacher of Wyoming and 28-year-old Erik Hibsch of Gainesville.
The Wyoming County District Attorney’s office says the group conspired to beat up inmate George Williams.
They apparently later turned in a razor as evidence in their favor. Authorities said the evidence later proved to be false.
The four guards were aware of the indictment. All posted bond on bail of $25,000 and were released. They have been suspended from their jobs without pay.
PHOTO: Keith Swack
A case of suspected domestic abuse in Wyoming County.
Lawmen responded to a home in the Town of Sheldon, and found a man holding a golf club and dragging a woman across the ground.
The suspect had apparently been threatening the woman and another man at the house. 58-year-old Kenneth Braun is charged with Criminal Mischief and Menacing. Police also accused Braun of stealing his victim’s cell phones so they couldn’t call for help.
Former Sabre and ESPN hockey analyst Matthew Barnaby has pleaded guilty to four charges including driving while intoxicated.
Earlier this month, police responded to a 911 call reporting Barnaby driving his Porsche erratically on three wheels and a sparking rim. The 38-year-old will serve at least 100 hours of community service but will avoid jail time.
The Seneca Nation wants binding arbitration to resolve a long-running dispute with the state over their casino compact. Seneca leaders have withheld payments from casino profits to the state since January of 2009, saying New York has violated an agreement with the Indian nation by allowing electronic gaming machines elsewhere in western New York. Those withheld payments now amount to some $350-million.