Guilty Verdict In Domestic Violence Trial of Buffalo Man

Modified: June 6, 2016 12:18pm

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Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael, J. Flaherty, Jr. announces a jury has returned a guilty verdict against 27-year old Brandon Medley of Buffalo before State Supreme Court Justice Deborah Haendiges. 

The jury convicted Medley of the following charges: Burglary in the Second Degree, Criminal Contempt in the First Degree and three counts of Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree. 

On four occasions during 2014, the defendant violated the order of protection against the victim. During an incident in July 2014, he forced his way into the victim’s home, striking her and putting his hands around her neck.  The following day, Medley violated the order of protection by calling the victim from the Erie County Holding Center. He also twice violated the order of protection against the victim in August of 2014 and during one of those incidents, tore her shirt and spit in her face. 

Medley faces a maximum of 15 years in prison when he is sentenced on July 15, 2016 at 2 p.m. by Justice Haendiges. 

Acting DA Flaherty commends the investigative work of Buffalo Police Department Officers Michael Palizay, James Nightingale-Griffin, Jasmine Olmstead, Todd McAlister and Lt. Kenneth Anaya. 

Assistant District Attorneys Anthony M. Rossi and Danielle N. D’Abate-Soluri prosecuted the case.