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YORK – Charles Braun, 66, the man who is accused of abducting a woman who had an order of protection against him and keeping her throughout the night at his house in Perry, has a terrible criminal and prison record dating back to 1991, when he went to prison for Attempted Murder.
According to news partner 13WHAM, Braun originally went to Groveland correctional facility on October 25, 1991 for Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a B felony, and had his parole consistently denied five times, every two years until his mandatory release by statute 2006, after which he violated parole and went back to prison for another year in 2012.
Braun has a warrant out for his arrest in the Village Perry for what went on inside his apartment that night, though he has not been arraigned on those charges at Wyoming County court. Braun is charged with Kidnapping in the Second Degree, Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, and Menacing in the Second Degree in Livingston County.
Braun’s history before this incident is troubling. In 1991, he went to prison after being convicted of attempted murder in Erie County and served 25 years behind bars for that case. “Many more charges may come – whether they are here in Livingston County or Wyoming County,” Livingston County Sheriff Tom Dougherty told 13WHAM. “But this required many many man hours. Deputies over there doing ID work for evidence technicians. So this was a very labor intensive case. But at the end of the day, a good arrest and the bad guy’s in jail.”
He is being held in the Livingston County Jail in lieu of$100,000 cash bail.
PHOTO CAPTION: Braun’s prison mugshot in 2013. (Photo/Department of Correctional Services).