Cops Cuff Mount Morris Gang Assault Suspect for Illegal New Years’ Visit

(Photos/Livingston County Sheriff's Office)

(Photos/Livingston County Sheriff’s Office)

NUNDA – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Mount Morris man already accused of a Mount Morris gang assault on new felony charges for allegedly entering a home in Nunda and contacting subjects of an order of protection.

According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Edgardo Santiago, 36, was arrested for two counts of felony Criminal Contempt in the First Degree. He was also arrested for Criminal Trespass and Harassment in the Second Degree, both of which are violations.

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On Jan. 1, the Livingston County Emergency Communications Center (E-911) received a phone call requesting help at a residence in Nunda. The caller gave no further information other than the address.

Dougherty said that Deputy Michael Yencer arrived on scene and quickly learned that a man had been in the apartment without permission but had since left.

The suspect, Edgardo Santiago, was located by Deputy Caleb Cutting on Rte. 408 driving in a direction away from the residence.

The ensuing investigation alleges that Santiago entered the residence and had contact with two people who had active orders of protection against him.

Assisting with the investigation was Sergeant Joseph Zambito of the Road Patrol Division and Investigator Jeff Wiedrick of the Criminal Investigations Division.

In August 2016, Edgardo Santiago, Rene Figueora and Erick Santiago were arrested by Mount Morris Police for felony Attempted Gang Assault and felony Attempted Assault in the Second Degree for allegedly beating a person up together. All three cases are currently pending in Livingston County Court.

Santiago was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention.

On Jan. 2, Nunda Village Justice James Mann arraigned Santiago and ordered him held at the Livingston County Jail on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond at the recommendation of the District Attorney’s Office.