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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT LEADS TO CHARGES

DUNKIRK -- David Texidor, 32, of West Courtney Street, is in Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail after arraignment Thursday on third-degree assault and second-degree unlawful imprisonment charges charges stemming from a domestic incident at 11:13 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers responded to a 911 call of domestic assault in the 200 block of Robin Street at 11:13 p.m. Texidor is accused of forcing the victim from the house, punching and kicking her before forcing her into a vehicle.

Officers on patrol found the victim in the area of North Gazelle Street.

Held in salesman's kidnap,
man to be arraigned Monday

BATAVIA -- Accused of kidnapping, robbing and beating a Batavia used-car salesman, Anthony McLemore, 32, will be arraigned Monday in Genesee County Court.

McLemore, who has no fixed address, was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of kidnapping, three of robbery and one of third-degree grand larceny. He has been in Genesee County Jail since his arrest last Friday.

Authorities said McLemore went to the Auto Center near downtown Batavia asking to test-drive a car. When he said he had left his driver's license in Elba, the salesman -- Joseph Chevalier -- offered to drive him to Elba.

When they reached Elba, McLemore is accused of robbing Chevalier of $40 and forcing him into the trunk of the car. About two hours later, the salesman was taken from the trunk, beaten with a tire iron and left in the Mount Albion Cemetery in Albion.

Chevalier, whose hands and feet had been tied, managed to get loose and flag down a passing motorist. He was released after treatment in United Memorial Medical Center.

State police apprehended McLemore late that evening when they spotted a stolen car on Route 63 in Livingston County. He was arrested after a brief foot chase.

A passenger in the car during the latter stages of the alleged kidnapping -- Lonnie Ford III, 29, of Batavia -- was charged with criminal possession of stolen property but was not held.

Arrest of man, 27,
tied to church burglary

A 27-year-old man was arrested after he was found with a computer keyboard that had been stolen in a recent rash of church burglaries, Buffalo police announced Thursday.

Nate Myers of Oberlin Avenue was charged with possession of stolen property. According to Ferry-Fillmore District Detective Noreen Walsh, Myers had a keyboard that was stolen in a break-in Jan. 31 at Ark of Deliverance Church on Sycamore Street.

Lt. Larry Baehre, a department spokesman, said two other churches were burglarized between Jan. 13 and Feb. 1: Word of Life Community Church on Fillmore Avenue and St. Ann's Catholic Church on Broadway.

Mostly electronic items were stolen, according to police reports. A couple of cases of sacramental wine also were stolen from St. Ann's.

Driver is freed
from car after collision

A Buffalo man had to be extricated from his car after it collided with another vehicle early Thursday at Grand Island Boulevard and the entrance ramp to the northbound Niagara Thruway, police said.

The two-car accident occurred at 1 a.m. when an eastbound car driven by Philip Shields, 21, of Buffalo, turned off the boulevard onto the ramp and crashed into a westbound vehicle driven by Mark Jungier, 19, of North Tonawanda.

Shields was taken to Erie County Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit. Jungier, who suffered minor injuries, was taken to DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda for treatment.

Shields was issued a ticket for failure to yield the right of way, police said.

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