LEICESTER – A local man was arrested on Saturday for an apparent domestic dispute during which he allegedly injured his girlfriend, who has a standing order of protection against him.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, James Jachim, 23, was arrested for Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, and Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree after an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Livingston County Probation Department.
On June 27, at 3:01 a.m., Deputy Connor Sanford and Sergeant James Merrick responded to a residence on Main Street in the Village of Leicester for the report of a family trouble. Upon their arrival, the alleged victim was interviewed and stated that her boyfriend, Jachim, of Dansville, became enraged with her after it was found out that she had contact with a former boyfriend. The victim sustained some injuries after an apparent physical altercation, and there was also damage to the residence.
Jachim fled the scene on foot prior to the Sheriff’s units responding. The alleged victim was treated at the scene by a Mount Morris Ambulance crew. Jachim later came back to the scene, and was put in custody. Jachim was charged with one count of Criminal Contempt in the First Degree after it was discovered that there was an order of protection in favor of the alleged victim at the time. Jachim was also charged with one count of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, and one count of Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree.
Jachim was also found to be on probation for an unrelated arrest. He 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, and at that time it was found that Jachim also had an active warrant issued by the Rochester Police Department for Criminal Mischief.
Livingston County District Attorney Greg McCaffrey was contacted regarding the new arrest, and recommended a remand to the county jail on $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 secured bond. Leicester Town Court Judge Richard White went along with this and remanded Jachim on the recommended bail. Jachim is scheduled to appear in Leicester Town Court at a later date.
The investigation and arrest was handled by Deputy Connor Sanford, Investigator Daniel Rittenhouse, Deputy Robert Holt, and Sergeant James Merrick of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office. Assisting the investigation was Senior Probation Officer Michelle Cassatta of the Livingston County Probation Department.