The New York State Department of Correctional Services says Ophadell Williams was convicted of manslaughter for his role in a 1990 stabbing and served just over two years. He initially had been charged with second-degree murder in the case.
Records also show that Williams served three years in prison for grand larceny after removing a check worth over $80,000 out of a Police Athletic fund.
Williams has also been arrested for driving without a license and having three police scanners in 2003.
No one has been charged in the bus crash.