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Grand Jury Indicts 3 for Violent Felonies

Darryl Jones & Michael Barski (Provided)

Three men have been indicted by a Cayuga County grand jury for violent felonies occurring earlier this month in the City of Auburn.

According to the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office, 58-year-old Darryl Jones and 36-year-old Michael Barski, both of Auburn, were indicted on violent felony charges after allegedly stealing cash and a cell phone from a victim at their Orchard Street apartment on August 13. The pair is also accused of threatening to use a firearm against the victim and beating them with a metal cane.

A shelter in place notice was issued by law enforcement for the Orchard Street area while police worked to get the men out of their apartment.

Jones was charged with two counts of Robbery, one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon, and one count of Assault, all felonies. Barski was indicted on a felony Assault charge.

If convicted, Jones faces a 25-year determinate sentence while Barski faces seven years.

Kevin Huntington Jr (Provided)

19-year-old Kevin Huntington Junior, of Red Creek, was also indicted on multiple counts after a multi-county car chase on August 11.

He faces three felony counts of Attempted Aggravated Assault Upon a Police Officer, single counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and misdemeanor counts of Unlawful Fleeing of a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle and Reckless Driving.

He is accused of attempting to ram the stolen vehicle into police cars at a high rate of speed within the City of Auburn. After crashing the vehicle, he and an unnamed 17-year-old then fled on foot but were soon captured by law enforcement.

If convicted Huntington faces at least 22 years in prison.

All three men are being held without bail at the Cayuga County Jail.

“As part of the GIVE initiative, the District Attorney’s Office has made it a priority to focus on the prosecution of violent felony offenders and has increased our efforts to secure convictions of these individuals. We will continue to work hand in hand with our GIVE partners to expedite the prosecution of violent felony offenders in our community.”

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