Three Lembhard Brothers Enter Guilty Pleas in Connection With RiotJun 28th, 2013 | By Jay Long | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article
Three brothers of a man shot and killed by City of Newburgh police in March of 2012, plead guilty for their roles in an incident that occurred on August 27, 2012 in the City of Newburgh.
On that day, friends and family had gathered for a memorial get together for Michael Lembhard. A riot ensued when Newburgh firefighters attempted to extinguish a fire, that was lit as part of the celebration, at a vacant lot near 40 Liberty Street. The crowd turned hostile and as police responded, rocks were thrown and one police officer was threatened with a machete.
Donald Lembhard, 21, plead guilty to 2nd Degree Assault, admitting that he assaulted police officer Myra Rude. He faces up to 7 years in prison when he is sentenced on August 22.
Calvin Lembhard, 20,pled guilty to Menacing a Police Officer, admitting that he threatened police officer Aaron Weaver with a machete. He also faces up to 7 years in prison when sentenced July 31.
Basil Lembhard, 19, pled guilty to Riot 1st degree, admitting that he, and others, caused injury to police officer Curtis Hahne. He faces up to 4 years in prison when he is sentenced on August 22.
All defendants have been free on bail since their arrest.