LIVINGSTON COUNTY – An inmate at the Livingston County Jail has been arrested on Felony Assault and Weapon Possession charges after he allegedly attacked and seriously injured another inmate with an improvised weapon Thursday evening.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, inmate Jacob Dougherty, 18, attacked another inmate Thursday night, at about 9:30 p.m. with an improvised weapon. Deputies quickly quelled the disturbance in that housing unit, and treated the victim for injuries.
An investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division, with the assistance of the ID unit, discovered a planned attack by one inmate where he used his improvised weapon to cause serious injury to the victim.
The Sheriff added that Jacob Dougherty was in jail for larceny charges from Village of Mt. Morris Court.
Deputy Stephanie Schroeder of the Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol Division arrested Jacob Dougherty on the felony charge of Assault 2nd degree and misdemeanor charge of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degree.
Jacob Dougherty was arraigned in Geneseo Village Court on the new charges. The District Attorney Greg McCaffrey’s Office did provide a bail recommendation of $10,000 cash or $20,000, and Village Justice Bushnell remanded Dougherty back to the jail on the DA’s recommendation.
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