Former Sheriff's Deputy to Serve Time for Two Day Attack on Girlfriend

Modified: October 16, 2018 2:21pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 40-year-old Dennis McAndrew of Buffalo has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to a determinate sentence of 5 years in prison followed by 3 years of post-release supervision.

Over the course of two days in December 2017, the defendant assaulted the mother of his youngest child inside his Olcott Avenue home. When police officers arrived at the home, the victim was unresponsive. She spent more than a week at ECMC to be treated for multiple injuries to her face and body.

McAndrew pleaded guilty to one count of Assault in the Second Degree in August 2018. At the time of his plea, a temporary no contact order was issued by Judge DiTullio for the victim. The defendant violated the order of protection by sending the victim numerous letters from jail.

Today, Judge DiTullio signed a final order of protection that prohibits the defendant from having any contact with the victim, which remains in effect until 2031.

“This was a horrific domestic violence case, which our Office aggressively prosecuted to ensure that this defendant spends a significant time behind bars,” said DA Flynn. 

DA Flynn commends the investigative work of Lt. Brian Britzzalaro, Officer James Reese, Det. Julie Ledwin, Det. Jeffrey Banes, Det. Christopher Sterlace and Officer Mark Slawek of the Buffalo Police Department.

The case was prosecuted by Holly P. Tucker, Chief of the DA’s Domestic Violence Bureau.