posted on October 11, 2013 07:25
The Batavia man accused of throwing a punch during a bar fight that left another man with a serious head injury has made another appearance in court.
47-year-old Shane Bell is charged in the August fracas at the Harvester Bar that has left 51-year-old Scott Baker in a coma.
Bell is currently held in the Genesee County jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. His defense lawyer says that due to some changes in circumstances, Bell’s bail should be lowered. Bell scored high on the bail review, was offered employment in Monroe County for a construction business, and that the condition of the victim had improved.
When contacted by WBTA, ECMC said they are not releasing patient information on Baker’s status, but District Attorney Lawrence Friedman said in court he was last told that Baker was now expected to live, but was still unresponsive.
Judge Robert Noonan said the $50,000 bail was high for the charge partly because there was a chance the victim would not survive his injuries. Ultimately, Judge Noonan said he would lower bail to $10,000 cash if Bell can prove he’s been offered employment.
A Batavia woman is facing felony drug charges.
26-year-old Amanda Slack of Dellinger Avenue was named in a sealed Grand Jury Indictment and arrested by the Genesee County Local Drug Task Force.
Amanda is accused of selling crack cocaine to an under cover agent.
Leon Bloom has been arrested in a connection with an incident on last month on Fordham Drive in Batavia.
Police say the 31-year-old Bloom, who lives on State St., entered the home of a family member and assaulted and strangled the person who lives there. Officers say the attack occurred in front of children.
A domestic incident leads to charges against 27-year-old David Lee Langdon of N. Spruce St.
Police charged Langdon with forcible touching and unlawful imprisonment.
He was jailed on $5,000 bail.
The Buffalo Bills have until one p.m. today to sell enough tickets to avoid a television blackout. The deadline normally would have been yesterday under NFL blackout rules, but the team was granted a one day extension to sell the final five-thousand tickets. Unless those tickets are sold, Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Ralph Wilson Stadium will not be aired on local TV.