A Leicester man, Nicholas L. Dilal, 47, was arrested by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department on March 17 after it was determined he was a fugitive from justice with an active warrant from Tennessee, as well as local theft and forgery charges.
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It was reported in early 2020 a person reported that someone had stolen and forged checks which disappeared about the time the victim had hired workers to work around his home. Dilal was a suspect, but no one could find him for questioning, until deputies were informed of his whereabouts when they responded on an unrelate call, and took him into custody on warrants related to that theft, charging him with felony criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree and petit larceny.
After Dilal was arrested, it was also determined that he was a fugitive from justice due to an active arrest warrant from Tennesee.
Dial was transported and turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The District Attorney recommended he be released on his own recognizance after arraignment, since his offenses did not qualify for bail under the New York State Bail Reform law.
Dalil was arraigned before Justice Love, who released him on his own recognizance, but he was committed to the custody of the Sheriff and remanded to jail without bail on the Fugitive From Justice warrant.