Parolee jailed in beating

Wright in a 2017 mug shot

BATAVIA — A man released from state prison in February is back behind bars after he was arrested for beating a woman in front of neighborhood children, city police said.

Bennie Wright, 36, was charged with third-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration.

Police were called to Thorpe Street the night of April 27 for a report of a domestic dispute.

Wright was allegedly repeatedly punching a woman while outside and in front of children who were playing in the neighborhood, police said.

Wright ran from the area and a short time later was seen by police. He tried to run but was taken into custody, but not without struggling with officers.

Wright was arraigned in City Court and committed to Genesee County Jail with bail set at $1,000. The bail is moot as Wright is on parole, with a detainer placed on him for the alleged parole violation.

Wright was released from prison Feb. 18 after serving about three years for a 2017 drug-dealing conviction in Genesee County.

He is on parole until Sept. 18 and on post-release supervision until Feb. 18, 2024.

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