2 ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE ARE ACCUSED OF LYING
NIAGARA FALLS -- Investigators from the Niagara County Sheriff's Department arrested two people who are accused of lying about income and receiving public assistance.
Garry J. Knight, 50, of 10th Street, is charged with grand larceny, misuse of food stamps and two counts of offering a false instrument for filing. Knight is accused of illegally receiving $1,278 in medical assistance and $2,062 in food stamps,from Nov. 1, 2003 to May 31.
Danielle R. Cummings, 20, of Niagara Avenue is charged her with grand larceny, offering a false instrument for filing and misuse of food stamps. Cummings is accused of receiving $700 in food stamps and $1,639 in assistance to which she was not entitled.
BAIL IS REVOKED FOR MAN ACCUSED OF SEX OFFENSES
Andrew Nellis, who is awaiting sentencing next month for having sex with underage girls, was jailed Monday after Erie County Judge Sheila A. DiTullio revoked bail following a high-speed chase and drug arrest nearly a week ago.
Nellis, 23, the son of Eden Town Supervisor Glenn R. Nellis, was taken to Erie County Holding Center after the judge agreed with prosecutors that he is a flight risk.
He was arrested early Wednesday after police stopped his car in the 600 block of Breckenridge Street following a brief high-speed police chase. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance for allegedly possessing crack cocaine.
He will be sentenced Dec. 8 on his guilty plea last month to four counts of statutory rape involving four underage girls.
SUV KILLS MAN WALKING IN STREET NEAR STADIUM
A 46-year-old man who had been walking down the center of Southwestern Boulevard near Ralph Wilson Stadium was struck and killed Sunday night by a sport utility vehicle, Orchard Park police said.
John P. Metros, of no permanent address, was taken to Mercy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, after the accident at about 8:40 p.m.
An investigation determined that Metros was walking west on Southwestern, about a quarter of a mile west of Abbott Road, when he apparently wandered into the westbound lane. He was struck by a vehicle driven by Robert Ranic of Hamburg, police said.
The accident remains under investigation, but Orchard Park Police Chief Samuel M. McCune said he believed no charges would be filed.