Judge Finds Buffalo Man Guilty of Assault

Modified: October 4, 2022 9:30am

10/3/2022

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi has found 44-year-old Jason E. Talley of Buffalo guilty of one count of Assault in the Second Degree (Class “D” felony). The defendant was acquitted of the other counts in the indictment against him. Judge Bargnesi rendered his decision this morning following a four-day, non-jury trial held last week.

During the early morning hours of October 25, 2021, the defendant hit an adult female victim in the face with a BB gun. The crime occurred in the Town of Eden while the defendant was inside of the victim’s vehicle. The defendant then drove the victim to a home in the Village of Falconer where he forced her inside. Officers from the Town of Ellicott Police Department located the defendant and victim inside of the home. The victim was taken to a hospital where she was treated for cuts and bruises to her face. Police found the BB gun, used by the defendant to hit the victim, hidden in the ceiling of the home.

Talley faces a maximum of 7 years in prison when he is sentenced as a second violent felony offender on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. He continues to remain held without bail.

DA Flynn commends Detective Cully Ferrick of the Erie County Sherriff’s Office and the Town of Ellicott Police Department for their work in this investigation.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Rebecca L. Schnirel of the Major Crimes Unit and Assistant District Attorney Noha A. Elnakib of the Special Victims/Domestic Violence Unit.