WATERLOO — A Wayne County man accused of making threats against del Lago Resort & Casino has been granted another delay in his case — and some words of warning from a judge.
“You’ve got a tough case here, Mr. Furey,” Acting Seneca County Judge Daniel Doyle told Scott Furey. “You have a lot of exposure here.”
Furey was in court Tuesday with his new attorney, Michael Witmer. Doyle scheduled a March 5 conference and appearance.
Furey, of Walworth, faces a felony charge of making a terroristic threat and a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespass. The charges stem from an incident in January 2018, when state police found Furey sleeping on a couch in the casino’s hotel lobby.
Furey was banned from the property in 2017, when casino officials accused him of engaging in fraudulent gaming activities.
While being processed at the state police barracks in Waterloo, troopers said Furey made several threats to return to the casino and commit acts of violence in retaliation for his arrest. Police did not disclose the nature of the threats.
Furey has been free on $10,000 bail since his arrest.
In other court action Tuesday:
• Isaiah McKoy, 26, of Waterloo, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. He is scheduled to be sentenced March 19 to 1½ years in prison followed by three years of parole.
McKoy admitted selling cocaine last May in the village of Waterloo.
• Anthony Battisti, 34, of Romulus, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of attempted menacing a police officer.
Battisti agreed to be on interim probation for a year. If he stays out of trouble during that time, Doyle said he would allow Battisti to plead guilty to a misdemeanor menacing charge and get two more years’ probation.
If Battisti violates interim probation, he could be sentenced to prison.
Battisti was arrested in February 2018 by the Seneca County sheriff’s office after a 911 call. Deputies said Battisti met police outside, but went back in his home and came out again displaying a baseball bat.
He was subdued with a Taser.