Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Rochester man on drug related and felony charges after a traffic stop.
On April 28, 2019 Deputy Jerry Pilkenton was assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Operation Safe Interstate initiative when he stopped a vehicle on Interstate 390 for a violation of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as 31 year old Reshard D. Gibson. A records check revealed that Gibson’s driving privileges had been suspended a total of seventeen (17) times. The records check also revealed that Gibson had an active court issued order of protection
against him. The protected parties were passengers in the vehicle. The Deputy Sheriff also smelled the odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle during his investigation. Further roadside investigation revealed that Gibson was in possession of vials of concentrated cannabis, as well as marijuana.
Gibson was arrested and charged with two (2) counts of felony Criminal Contempt in the 1st Degree and Aggravated Family Offense for violating the court issued order of protection. The charges are felonies as Gibson had a previous conviction for Criminal Contempt in June of
2017. Gibson was also charged with felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. It is alleged that Gibson possessed the vials of concentrated
cannabis to sell to another person. Gibson was further charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 2nd Degree for driving on the suspensions.
Gibson was turned over to 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 Gibson be held on
$5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.
Gibson was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of North Dansville Justice David Werth. The Judge remanded Gibson to the custody of the Sheriff on the recommended bail of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.
Deputy Matthew Moran assisted with the investigation.