Three men accused of ambushing, robbing acquaintance

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Three men are accused of ambushing and robbing an acquaintance on their own front porch on Parry Street Sunday afternoon, police officials say.

This is at least the third violent incident in which 24-year-old Kendell L. Savage has been involved in the past six months, authorities said. 

Det. Jeffrey M. Lanigan said Savage and his brother Jordan L. Savage, 21, both of 606 Parry St., and Wilfredo Cotto, 17, of 8 Ivy Lane, robbed another man on the front porch of the Savage residence at about 4 p.m. Sunday. Police said the victim was invited to the residence and was ambushed when he arrived.

Lanigan said the three men stole cash, two cell phones and a quantity of marijuana from the victim. Police said the victim suffered serious injuries to his face and ribs. 

“He sustained some pretty substantial injuries,” Lanigan stated.

According to Lanigan, the victim left the residence and was soon spotted by an officer who was dealing with a traffic stop nearby. Lanigan said the officer asked the victim about his injuries and the victim said he had been robbed. Police said the Savage brothers and Cotto were taken into custody Sunday evening. Police said all three men are charged with one count of felony second-degree robbery. They were scheduled for arraignment in City Court today. 

Law enforcement officials said Savage was previously taken into custody on April 16 following two large fights in and around the 600 block of W. Dominick St. During the second fight, on Kossuth Street, police said Savage struck a woman with a shovel, and he was taken into custody for third-degree assault. Court officials said that case remains ongoing and Savage is scheduled to appear in court on May 16. 

According to police, Savage was also involved in an attempted robbery on Nov. 24 on West Liberty Street. Authorities said Savage and two other people went to the home of 27-year-old Antoine D. Williams with the intent of robbing Williams. 

During the alleged attempted robbery in November, police said a handgun was produced and one of the other people was shot in the leg. Police said Williams’ dog was also shot and killed during the scuffle. Police responded to the scene and said they found Savage and Williams fighting over the gun. 

Savage was taken into custody on a charge of second-degree contempt because of an order of protection filed against him on behalf of one of the people he was with, authorities said. Savage was eventually ordered to pay a fine and perform several hours of community service on the contempt charge, court officials said.

Williams, meanwhile, is scheduled for sentencing in County Court on May 16. 

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So. How many times is the JUDGE, gonna be lenient on this trash? Gonna give'em some more community service? What -a-joke. How many more times will he be on the streets, before actually killing someone? And that'll probably be during the Summer. You cannot change the nature of a person by consistently letting him walk the streets.

A couple years in state prison, might suffice. And how 'bout City Hall? Yip. You are responsible, as well, for this undesirable. Deem the property he lives at as a nuisance property. Get'em evicted. Maybe an apartment closer to the...police station. It's the plethora of undesirables, such as this, that make Rome, NY worse to live in.

So. How 'bout it Judge? An easy bail? Community service? A few weeks in County jail? What he does to harm others in the near future, is all on...You.

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