LEICESTER – A local man was arrested for Criminal Contempt for the second time in one week after calling his protected girlfriend from the Livingston County Jail in a vain attempt to get her to drop the previous charge.
According to a press release from Undersheriff Matthew Bean, Sheriff Thomas Dougherty advises of the arrest of James Jachim, 23, for Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, an E felony, after the Sheriff’s Office alleged that he called the protected party 34 times from the jail.
Jachim was arraigned in the Town of Leicester court in front of Judge White who remanded him back to the Livingston County Jail without bail due to his previous arrest record and per the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office’s recommendation.
Jachim was also arrested one week ago on Monday for Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, and Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree after an alleged domestic dispute in which he injured his girlfriend. Jachim fled the scene on foot prior to the Sheriff’s units responding, but was later arrested. The alleged victim was treated at the scene by a Mount Morris Ambulance crew. He was also found to be on probation at the time for an unrelated arrest.
Jachim was arrested on April 30 for allegedly throwing baggies of heroin from a vehicle during a traffic stop by the Sheriff’s Office on 390. At that time it was found that Jachim also had an active warrant issued by the Rochester Police Department for Criminal Mischief.
The new investigation was conducted by the Livingston County Road Patrol, Livingston County Corrections Division and the Livingston County Criminal Investigations Division.