I know Steve Decker....he is a mountain of a man with a gentle disposition. Somebody must have really PO'd him bad.
Law and Order: Bethany resident accused of taking sledgehammer to car
Submitted by Howard Owens on January 9, 2013 - 11:04am
Steven Leo Decker, 62, of Francis Road, Bethany, is charged with criminal mischief, 4th. Decker is accused of breaking out the windows of a victim's vehicle with a sledgehammer. The incident was reported at 7:53 p.m., Tuesday.
Chad M. Johnston, 26, of 111 Liberty St., Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Johnston is accused of punching another person in the head at 5:15 p.m., Tuesday.
Douglas G. Bryant Jr., 41, of 1 Florence Ave., Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Bryant is accused of threatening another person and spitting on that person and throwing food at that person. Bryant was jailed on $500 bail.
Sean P. Case, 25, 47 of Washington Ave., Batavia, is charged with assault, 2nd, and assault, 3rd. Case is accused of punching a person in the face and breaking his nose during an incident at 6:50 a.m., Jan. 1, at a residence on South Main Street, Batavia. He is accused of injuring another person who attempted to intervene. Case, arrested Tuesday, was jailed without bail pending his next court appearance.
Jason Lee Perry, 18, of Telephone Road, Pavilion, is charged with sexual misconduct. Perry is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl.
Michael Steven Bennett, 31, of Columbus Avenue, Mt. Morris, was arrested on a bench warrant for alleged failure to pay fine. Bennett is being held on an unrelated matter in the Livingston County Jail. He was released to the custody of the Sheriff's Office for arraignment in Genesee County Court and then returned to Livingston County.
An 18 year old and a 16 year old having sex....well there's something that warrants arrest! Yeah, the laws says there's a specific age of consent, but I remember being 16. I hope sanity prevails and charges are dropped if this was actually a case of 2 youngsters in a consensual setting. Maybe I'd feel a bit differently if I was the father of a 16 year old girl, but I'd also have to remember being 16 and being 18. Labeling him on the sex offender registry for the rest of his life is not the outcome I'd want.
I really wish the statutory laws would be revamped. I mean 20 bucks says this poor guy Jason was dating said 16 year old, and the parents didn't like it and thwarted the relationship. This is a different era, and the No Child Left Behind Act is putting these two ages in the same classroom, thereby making it inevitable!