City man caught in Rochester


BATAVIA — A man who failed to appear in court to answer charges that he assaulted a police officer was arrested in Rochester last week and turned over to Batavia police.

Andre L. Roberts, 28, of Rochester had three bench warrants for his arrest and was committed to Genesee County Jail with bail set at $20,000.

Roberts was arrested five times last year, including an arrest in December where he allegedly assaulted a Genesee County sheriff’s deputy.

He was released from jail after posting bail and repeatedly failed to return to court.

He also failed to appear in court to answer other charges from 2020.

He was charged in February with theft of services, in June with criminal mischief during a domestic dispute and twice in July, once for second-degree burglary, harassment, criminal mischief and obstruction of governmental administration after he allegedly struggled with police investigating a domestic dispute and again days later for violating an order of protection.

His criminal history includes a state prison term for tampering with evidence in 2016, the same year he was nearly stabbed to death during a fight with another man. The man who stabbed him was sentenced to a state prison term for attempted first-degree assault.

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