A 17-year-old snowflake from Albion was charged with attempted murder Monday in connection with a violent attack on his grandmother.
Anger over an earlier dispute with his grandmother or the snowflake’s desire to steal money may have motivated Brandon Foster’s actions, Orleans County Undersheriff Christopher Bourke said.
“There are some mental-health issues that play into it as well,” he said.
Foster allegedly forced open a rear window of Rachael Spearance’s home on Oak Orchard Road in the town of Albion late Sunday night. Spearance was asleep in her bed at the time, the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Foster is accused of being too cowardly to attack her while she was awake, stabbing her with a knife as she slept, and then placed her in a chokehold.
The brutally stabbed grandmother broke away from her snowflake grandson’s grip and confronted him. He then grabbed $23 in cash and a mobile phone and fled through a window, the sheriff’s office said.
Spearance was “bleeding profusely” from the attack but managed to drive herself to Medina Hospital. She was later transported to Erie County Medical Center, where deputies said she was in serious but stable condition, reports WIVB.
Officers from five police agencies mounted an intensive search, centered in the village of Albion. Foster was located by K-9 tracking dogs about 6 a.m. hiding in bushes behind a Burger King.
He was arrested without incident and arraigned later on Monday on single counts of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and first-degree assault, all felonies, and criminal obstruction of breathing and petit larceny, both misdemeanors.
Foster, the snowflake grandson was ordered held on $50,000 cash bond and scheduled to appear again in Albion Town Court on July 11.
Bourke said Foster has no fixed address, and had been staying with friends or sleeping in the streets.
His grandmother had previously accused him of stealing from her, leading to a confrontation. Bourke said that incident was still under investigation.
In other avoidable crime news, it was an interesting, and perhaps incarcerating pair of experiences for NFL players. Brandon Browner and Brandon Pettigrew may have the distinct pleasure of experiencing prison food sometime in their near future.
National Football League free agent Brandon Pettigrew was arrested early Monday morning after he allegedly punched a police officer several times.
Pettigrew, a former Detroit Lions tight end, began arguing with a limousine driver outside the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh at approximately 3 a.m. on July 9, after he refused to pay the driver his due fare, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
The driver ran inside the hotel lobby to get away from the irate football player and contacted police.
Officers responded to the scene and told the driver that he would have to recoup the $97 fare through the court.
They then made contact with Pettigrew, 33, who was visibly intoxicated and having difficulty standing, police said.
He refused to identify himself and declared he was aware of his constitutional rights, then began “aggressively arguing” with police as he repeatedly moved closer towards them.
As the situation escalated, Pettigrew punched Pittsburgh Police Officer Patrick Fornadel three times in his chest, court documents said, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Officers drew their Tasers and commanded Pettigrew to step back, and were able to place the irate man into handcuffs without deploying the devices.
When he arrived at the Allegheny County Jail, Pettigrew refused to comply with staff members’ commands, so he was placed into a restraint chair.
Pettigrew was charged with theft of services, public drunkenness, and two counts of aggravated assault.
As well, a former National Football League (NFL) player was arrested for kidnapping, burglary, false imprisonment, and violation of a restraining order on Sunday afternoon.
La Verne police responded to a call at about 10:07 a.m. on Sunday morning for a man who broke into a residence through a window, KNBC reported.
The intruder was identified as 33-year-old Brandon Browner, a former Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots Super Bowl winner.
Police said Browner allegedly broke into the home of a former girlfriend through a locked window, and forced the victim back into the house when she tried to escape, according to KNBC-TV.
He had already been arrested for domestic violence against the same woman earlier this year, and had been given a restraining order to keep him away from her, Sports Illustrated reported.
The La Verne Police Department said Browner “allegedly physically harmed and made threats to kill the victim inside the residence,” CBS Sports reported.
The former Pro Bowl player left the scene before police arrived, but was accused of stealing a $20,000 Rolex watch from the woman before he fled.
The police found Browner on Sunday and took him into custody on several felony charges.
Browner, a Los Angeles native, has a lengthy history of legal problems, according to Sports Illustrated.
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July 10th, 2018