Buffalo Man Indicted for Attack on Chocolate Shop Employee

Modified: May 8, 2018 11:19am

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 50-year-old John Jaycox of Buffalo has been arraigned before State Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski on an indictment charging him with Attempted Murder in the First Degree, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Attempted Robbery in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree and Attempted Sexual Abuse in the First Degree.

On March 15, 2018, at approximately 2 p.m., the defendant entered Choco-Logo, a chocolate shop located on Broadway in the City of Buffalo. Once inside, Jaycox is accused of attacking a 60-year-old employee. 

If convicted on all charges, Jaycox faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison.

Jaycox is scheduled to return on Tuesday, May 29 at 9:30 a.m. for a pre-trial conference. He remains remanded without bail. 

“What makes this case particularly disturbing is that there is no connection between the victim and the defendant,” said DA Flynn. “This appears to be a random act of violence, and it is imperative that this individual is put behind bars for a long time if convicted.”

Assistant District Attorneys Nathanael C. Kapperman and Erin E. Hart of the DA’s Felony Trials Bureau are prosecuting the case.

As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.