Ex-convict to get fifth prison term


WARSAW — A former Warsaw man will be going back to state prison for a fifth time, as he is expected to be sentenced to two to four years next month in Wyoming County Court.

Jayson M. Connolly, 46, of Le Roy had been arrested twice on domestic violence charges in December and again in January.

A grand jury added numerous more charges against Connolly in February, District Attorney Donald O’Geen said.

He was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, two counts of harassment, three counts of first-degree felony criminal contempt of court, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, criminal contempt of court as a misdemeanor, tampering with physical evidence and criminal possession of stolen property.

Connolly eventually pleaded guilty to felony criminal contempt of court and criminal obstruction of breathing, O’Geen said.

Connolly last week was ordered committed to Wyoming County Jail without bail pending sentencing May 21.

Connolly had been released from parole supervision less than four months before he was arrested in December for attacking a woman.

Connolly was released from state prison in April 2016 and was on parole until Aug. 20.

He had been sentenced to four to eight years in prison for a 2012 conviction for falsifying business records.

Connolly was in Genesee County Jail when he used another inmate’s personal identification number to repeatedly contact a woman with a court order of protection against him.

It was Connolly’s fourth state prison term.

He served a two-year term for a 1997 grand larceny conviction in Wyoming, a three-year term for a 1997 criminal sale of marijuana conviction in Wyoming and another three-year term for a 2001 burglary conviction in Steuben County.

Connolly has been arrested several times since his last release from prison, including a 2018 charge for identity theft and a 2019 reckless driving arrest in Buffalo.

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