Prison time set for home invader

MAYVILLE – A man who pleaded guilty of entering a Cherry Creek residence and harming its occupant last June has been sentenced in county court.

Kevin Pattyson, 22, of 578 Southside Ave., Cherry Creek, was sentenced to 10 years in state prison with 5 years post release supervision for first-degree burglary, Chautauqua County District Attorney David Foley announced.

According to a police report, a male suspect entered a home on Southside Avenue on June 18, 2012 while a woman was painting inside. The man pushed the woman to the ground several times and tackled her when she tried to exit the residence.

Police said the suspect grabbed the woman by the hair, hit her head on the concrete several times, ripped a chunk of hair from her head and then ran away.

The crime was a shock to many in the village.

“This has taken place here in little, quiet Cherry Creek,” Mayor Bruce Fish said at the time. “We know that we have problem areas just like any village does, but we do consider it a quiet town.”

Foley said previously that Pattyson did not know the victim personally.

“This was an individual who made the decision to enter a home and attack a person who was not acquainted with him,” Foley said. “I can’t imagine what an awful ordeal this must have been for the victim, and I am happy to see that as a result of his actions he will spend the next decade behind bars.”