Wright now faces threat charge


BATAVIA — A city man already under indictment for a year-long crime spree that included allegations of sexual assaults and attempting to run people over with a car now faces new charges.

Devon A. Wright, 19, was arrested on a City Court warrant charging him with menacing, harassment and felony third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, city police said.

Police said Wright used a weapon to threaten several people in a car.

He was arraigned in City Court and released.

The charges come as Wright is still facing a 15-count felony indictment filed in Genesee County Court in November.

He faces multiple felony and misdemeanor charges for a series of crimes committed in November 2019, twice in March and twice in April.

The charges include:

n Third-degree burglary, third-degree assault and criminal mischief, after allegedly entering Valero gas station and store on March 2 and injuring a clerk, along with damaging vaping oil and snack donuts

n Resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration during an arrest on March 12, 2020.

n Attempted first-degree assault for allegedly hitting a person with his car while on Highland Park, causing serious injuries.

That incident resulted in a police alert for his arrest.

n Two counts of criminal mischief, resisting arrest, obstruction and harassment. Police arrested Wright on April 21 2020 for the hit-and-run. He allegedly attacked an officer and damaged a spit hood placed on him and a ceiling at city police headquarters.

n Second-degree criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly having sexual contact with a person less than 15 years old on Nov. 26, 2019.

n Resisting arrest and obstruction for allegedly struggling with police during an arrest on Nov. 29, 2020.

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