Ex-convict faces new charges


BATAVIA — A Batavia man under felony indictment for a Valentine’s Day assault on a woman was jailed on Columbus Day when he entered a house without permission and later fought with police.

Cody A. Bush, 35, was arrested and charged with second-degree burglary, resisting arrest, criminal contempt of court and misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance, city police said.

Bush was arraigned in City Court and committed to Genesee County Jail without bail.

Bush, who is on post-release supervision from his third state prison term, was indicted in February after an investigation into a violent domestic dispute.

Bush is accused of assaulting a woman, stealing and damaging her cellular phone and damaging a bedroom door.

He was charged with another count of third-degree assault and criminal mischief for an incident that happened an hour later, police said.

Bush is accused of assaulting a man at the same residence and damaging an entryway door.

The grand jury also filed a more serious charge against Bush: First-degree burglary for entering the apartment and causing injuries to the man.

That charge is a violent felony, punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

Bush has served three state prison terms: One for a 2012 felony driving while ability impaired by drugs with a child in the car; that was followed by a drug-dealing conviction that added another sentence onto his term.

His third term came after a drug-dealing conviction in 2016. He was sentenced to five years and was released in May 2019.

He remains on post-release supervision until May 7, 2022.

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