Batavia teenager continues to rack up charges


A Batavia teenager who has repeatedly been arrested since November, including for burglaries, a hit-and-run and two sexual assaults, has been arrested again.

Devon O. Wright, 18, was arrested Friday night during a special Neighborhood Enforcement Team detail, city Chief Shawn Heubusch said.

Wright was wanted on outstanding warrants for failure to pay fines for harassment, grand larceny endangering the welfare of a child and attempted grand larceny and for failure to appear in court to answer a harassment charge.

Officers on patrol saw him in a car on State Street and he was stopped moments later on North Street.

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

Wright, a June graduate from Batavia High School, has had a number of arrests beginning in November when he was charged with stealing cash from another person and grabbing the victim by the wrist. The victim was a juvenile.

In March, he was charged with third-degree burglary, criminal mischief and third-degree assault.

Wright is accused of entering Valero gas station and refused to leave. He allegedly assaulted an employee and damaged items inside.

A month later Wright was the subject of a police alert in connection with a hit-and-run on April 8. He was arrested two weeks later and charged with attempted first-degree assault, resisting arrest, criminal nuisance, harassment and two counts of criminal mischief. Police said he intentionally hit another person with his car and fled.

And in May, Wright was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual act, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest.

A city police investigation accuses Wright of sexually assaulting two children under 15 in November, victims he met through social media, police said.

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