Parolee charged with felony assault


BATAVIA — In the past 20 years, Woodrow C. Horseman has been one of the most frequently arrested city residents, with more than two dozen arrests during that time.

Most of the arrests were misdemeanors and Horseman never did more than some stints in local jail, until 2019.

That’s when he was convicted of grand larceny for stealing a wallet and credit cards.

He was sentenced to 18 months to three years in prison in July 2019 and served a year and two months.

He was released Sept. 17.

Horseman is back in jail and will likely go back to prison if convicted of his latest charge.

City police charged Horseman, 44, with second-degree assault, a class D felony punishable by up to seven years in prison.

The charge came after an investigation into a Dec. 9 altercation at a residence on North Street. Police said Horeseman punched a man numerous times in the face, causing serious injuries.

He was arraigned and committed to Genesee County Jail without bail.

Horseman also will likely face violation of parole charges.

He is on parole until March 19, 2022, according to New York State Department of Corrections.

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