The Red Creek man who was convicted of attempting to rob a Cayuga County bank and burglarizing a nearby residence refused to leave his jail cell for sentencing on Tuesday.
His defense attorney, Rome Canzano, and Cayuga County Chief Assistant District Attorney Chris Valdina discussed options for how to proceed, but eventually agreed that they would not sentence without him being there.
The judge in the case said that he intends to issue an order that directs the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office to use force if needed to bring him to the courthouse for an in-person sentencing.
That’s scheduled for August 3.
All attorneys involved agreed that this was the best course of action.