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Lyons man jailed after severely beating girlfriend for hours

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At approximately 5:00 a.m., Sunday morning (10/20), Lyons Police were dispatched, along with Lyons Ambulance to a residence on Broad Street in the Village for a report that an assault victim had come to the residence for assistance.

Residents at the Broad Street home reported that an adult family member had been beaten at some other location and was bleeding heavily with a severe head wound. The victim reported that she had been with her live-in boyfriend at a Newark restaurant/bar on Saturday night. She reported that the boyfriend was upset with her and, upon returning to a Catherine Street residence, where the two had been living together, he beat her intermittently for a period of approximately 2 hours.

The woman was able to leave the residence at about 5:00 a.m. and go to the Broad Street residence for help. Lyons Ambulance immediately transported the victim to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment of those injuries. According to police, the woman will require plastic surgery for her injuries as a result of the beating. “She was a mess, she had horrific injuries, said a police source.

Lyons Police officers accompanied the ambulance and documented the extent of the injuries during treatment at the hospital. Officers also secured and processed the Catherine Street residence, the scene of the assault. Officers determined the suspect had left the area and fled to Rochester.

Based upon the evidence, Michael L. Newsome, age 41, of 106 Catherine Street in Lyons, was indicted by a Wayne County Grand Jury on Tuesday (10/22) as a fugitive. He was charged on Superior Court warrants with two counts of Assault in the first degree, one count of Assault in the second degree and 1 count of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing.

Newsome, concerned about his two pit bull dogs that were seized by Wayne County Animal Control, called police in an effort to retrieve the dogs. Police had notified his cell phone carrier and the source of the calls was discovered.

On Thursday, (10/24) at about 8:45 a.m. officers of the New York State Police Violent Felony Task Force, working with information supplied by Lyons Police, took the suspect into custody at a residence on Bay Street in the City of Rochester.

Newsome, who has an extensive police record, was taken in front of Wayne County Court Judge Dennis Kehoe who arraigned him and committed him to Wayne County Jail on No Bail for an appearance in County Court in front of Wayne County Judge Daniel Barrett on October 31st.

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