Arrests Made After Chaotic Hornby Birthday Ends in Violence

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In a startling turn of events, what began as a birthday celebration took a violent and criminal twist on November 26, 2023, along State Route 414 in the town of Hornby. The New York State Police responded to a fight in progress that marred the festivities, revealing a series of assaults fueled by alcohol and drug consumption.

Celebration Takes a Dark Turn

The genesis of the altercation lay in the birthday celebration of unnamed individuals who, unfortunately, chose to mark the occasion with a mixture of alcohol and drugs. The festive atmosphere soured at approximately 10:00 a.m. when a dispute escalated into a physical confrontation. The central figures in this disturbing incident were Angela M. Travis, 27, of Corning, NY, and Nicole L. Zazynski, 33, of Elmira, NY.

Assault and Retaliation

During the escalating altercation, Angela M. Travis struck Nicole L. Zazynski, causing minor injuries. However, the situation took a more severe turn when Zazynski, along with Wesley L. Jones II, 42, of Horseheads, NY, and Dausen Seymour, 24, of Corning, NY, retaliated with a physical assault on Travis, resulting in serious injuries. The aftermath of the violence saw Travis hospitalized and undergoing treatment for the injuries sustained during the altercation.

Legal Consequences Unfold

In the aftermath of the brawl, legal consequences swiftly followed. Angela M. Travis was arrested on charges of Assault 3rd and issued an appearance ticket to the Town of Hornby Court. Meanwhile, Nicole L. Zazynski, Wesley L. Jones II, and Dausen Seymour faced more severe charges, being arrested for Gang Assault 2nd, classified as a Class C Felony. The trio was arraigned in the Steuben County Centralized Arraignment Part Court, setting the stage for legal proceedings.

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Arrest Details and Future Court Appearances

Angela M. Travis, having been charged with Assault 3rd, awaits her appearance in the Town of Hornby Court scheduled for March 6, 2024. On the other side, Zazynski, Jones, and Seymour find themselves grappling with the more severe charge of Gang Assault 2nd. The legal process will unfold in the Steuben County Centralized Arraignment Part Court, and the trio’s fate will be determined through the court proceedings.

Contact Information for Further Inquiries

For those seeking more information on this unfortunate incident, the New York State Police Troop E Public Information Officer, Trooper Lynnea Crane, can be reached via various channel.

  • Phone:
    • Office: (585) 398-4169
    • Cell: (585) 944-8483
  • Email:
  • Fax:
    • (585) 398-4100
  • Location

Those in need of directions or requiring in-person assistance can visit the New York State Police Troop E Headquarters at the following address:


New York State Police Troop E Headquarters Canandaigua NY, 14425


The disturbing incident in Hornby serves as a stark reminder of the consequences that can arise when celebrations take a tumultuous turn. The involvement of law enforcement underscores the seriousness of the charges brought against those implicated in the altercation. As legal proceedings unfold, the community awaits answers, hoping for justice to prevail and serve as a deterrent against such incidents in the future. The New York State Police remains committed to transparency and public awareness in the aftermath of this unfortunate event.

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