Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of an Avon resident on a felony charge following an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.
On May 26th, 2021 Deputy Michael Telesca responded to a business on Tec Drive, in the Town of Avon, for the report of tools valued at over $1000 that had been stolen from a company vehicle. It is alleged through the investigation that John H. Washburn, age 42 from Avon, NY, did steal the tools from the company vehicle while he was an employee with the business.
On August 29th, 2021 Washburn was arrested and charged with felony Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree.
Washburn was turned over to the Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The District Attorney’s Office was contacted in regards to bail due to the felony level charges. It was recommended that Washburn be held without the possibility of bail, due to him having two previous felony convictions.
Washburn was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of Conesus Justice Ellen Coyne. The Judge did remand Washburn to the custody of the Sheriff without the possibility of bail.
The Livingston County Public Defender’s Office was present and represented Washburn at the court arraignment for his defense. The Livingston County District Attorney’s Office was notified but did not appear to represent the people.