Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Hunt NY resident on felony charges, including bail jumping, after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
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On April 22, 2022 members of the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division located 34 year-old Andrew Dean in the Town of Genesee Falls, Wyoming County.
Dean was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit and charged with felony Bail Jumping in the Second Degree. It is alleged that Dean failed to appear for sentencing in Livingston County Court on a felony drug conviction. The court issued a warrant for Dean’s arrest in March of 2022.
Dean was transported to the Livingston County Jail where he was turned over to Central Booking Deputies for processing and pre-arraignment detention. A search of Dean upon arrival at the Jail revealed that he was in possession of suspected methamphetamine. As a result, Dean was also charged with felony Promoting Prison Contraband in the First Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree by Deputy Timothy Gemme of the Jail Division as the crime was committed within the confines of the Livingston County Jail.
Dean was later arraigned on the contraband and drug charges at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of York Justice Thomas Porter. The Judge did remand Dean to the custody of the Sheriff without the chance of bail due to having prior felony convictions.
The Livingston County Public Defender’s Office was present and represented Dean at the court arraignment for his defense. The Livingston County District Attorney’s Office was notified but did not appear to represent the people.
On April 25, 2022 Dean was arraigned in Livingston County Court by Judge Kevin Van Allen. The Judge did continue to be hold Dean in the custody of the Sheriff without the chance of bail. Both the Livingston County Public Defender’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office were present for the County Court proceeding.
The investigation was handled by members of the Criminal Investigations Division and the Jail Division. Assisting with the investigation was the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office.