posted on June 18, 2012 14:59
Three members of the same LeRoy family are facing serious charges for interfering with police trying to make an arrest.
During the course of the melee on Maple Avenue in LeRoy late yesterday afternoon a Genesee County Sheriff’s deputy had a knife placed against his chest.
LeRoy Police Chief Christopher Haywood said initially Genesee County Sheriff's Deputy M. Butler and one LeRoy PD Officer Emily Clark, went to the home at 21 Maple investigating a criminal contempt complaint against Michael J. Mead Sr., 25 .
"At one point the deputy advised Mead that he was under arrest. He (Mead) refused to come along with the officer. At that point, the subject's father, Donald E. Mead Jr., 49, attempted to slam the door on the deputy. They managed to get Michael Mead outside and place him custody at which point the mother of the subject, Elaina mead, 43, placed a knife against the chest of Deputy Butler."
Haywood said no one could tell what Elaina was about to do, but LeRoy Police Officer Emily Clark didn’t wait to find out:
"I can't speak to what her (Elaina Mead) intent was when she had the knife in her hand but Officer Clark said she (Elaina) had the knife up against the deputy’s chest and that's why she took the action she did. Officer Clark swung at the knife and knocked the knife out of the woman's hand and that's when the officer suffered a laceration to her hand. Fotunately, we did not have to find out what her intentions ultimately were."
Michael J. Mead Sr. was charged with Criminal Contempt in the 2nd degree, Resisting Arrest and Harassment in the 2nd degree. Bail was set at $20,000.
Donald E. Mead Sr. was charged with Assault in the 2nd degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Obstructing Governmental Administration. His bail was set at $15,000, he made bail Monday afternoon.
Elaina J. Mead was charged by Deputy Butler with Attempted Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Menacing a Police Officer and Obstructing Governmental Administration, Her bail was set at $15,000.
Additional charges were filed against Elaina Mead by Officer Clark which included:
Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Menacing a Police Officer, Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Obstructing Governmental Administration. Bail on those charges was set at $15,000.
Elaina Mead posted bail Monday afternoon.