INTERSTATE 390- Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Pennsylvania man on several charges after a traffic stop.
On November 29, 2019 Deputy Jerry Pilkenton was assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Operation Safe Interstate initiative when he stopped a vehicle for a violation of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law.
The operator of the vehicle initially told the Deputy Sheriff that his name was Francisco Marquez. However, the Deputy Sheriff later positively identified him as Carlos J. Marquez, age 31 from Westfield PA. A records check revealed that Marquez was driving with his license suspended a total of twenty-four (24) times and that he was wanted on active warrants by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Rochester Police Department, and the Irondequoit Police Department.
The Deputy Sheriff also found Marquez to be in possession of marijuana.
Marquez was arrested and charged with felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree, Criminal Impersonation in the 2nd Degree, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana in the 2nd Degree.
Marquez 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 charge. It was recommended that Marquez be held on $7,500 cash bail or $15,000 bond.
Marquez was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of West Sparta Justice Sue Mahany. The Judge remanded Marquez to the custody of the Sheriff on the recommended bail of $7,500 cash or $15,000 bond.
Deputy Michael Donals assisted with the investigation.
“Starting January 1st 2020, many different level crimes are not allowable for the suspect to be held on bail,” stated Sheriff Dougherty. “The above case is a good example where a judge will not be able to hold the defendant(s) on bail on the stated charges and instead will be required to release them per the new law. In this case the suspect would be released from our custody Pand turned over to an agency that holds an outstanding warrant.”