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MOUNT MORRIS – As the result of a joint investigation and pursuit by Mount Morris Police and the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, a man was arrested after a wild foot-chase through the woods early Monday evening on Resisting Arrest, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property and Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument charges by the Sheriff’s Office, and Robbery, Larceny, and Jostling charges by Mount Morris Police.
According to a joint press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty and Mount Morris Police Chief Ken Mignemi, Trevin W.K. Kelley, 22, was arrested after the alleged victim called the Sheriff’s Office 911 center reporting the robbery of money from her purse at the Apple/Kwik Fill in the Village of Mount Morris. The suspect, who was known to the victim, had apparently snatched some cash from her purse and fled the scene in a vehicle driven by an accomplice.
Mount Morris Police were dispatched immediately and responded to the scene of the incident and led the investigation. Deputies assisted Officers of the Mount Morris Police Department in locating the vehicle and suspect.
Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Brosius spotted the suspect vehicle on River Road in the Town of York and pulled it over. After the driver, Cain Cox, stopped the vehicle, Kelley, the sole passenger, ran from the vehicle and into the woods. Sheriff’s Office members were able to spot Kelley in a wooded area west of River Road. After chasing him down on foot, the Deputies took Kelley into custody. The money that was stolen was still on Kelley’s person.
Cox had also been arrested in January when he was pulled over in Avon and his passenger, Anthony Valazquez, 27, tried to throw 40 bags of heroin into a nearby ditch.
Kelley was charged by Deputies with Resisting Arrest, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property and Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument. Cox was also arrested for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation at the scene of the traffic stop on River Road.
Kelley was transported to the Mount Morris Police Department where he was turned over to Officer Brado, who additionally charged Kelley with Robbery in the Third Degree, Jostling and Petit Larceny.
Kelley was arraigned on all charges by Mount Morris Village Justice James Lapiana and remanded to the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $6,500 cash bail or $13,000 secured bond.
“This was a great collaboration between our Office and the Sheriff’s Office,” said Chief Mignemi. “Due to efficient police work, we were able to quickly find these guys and get them behind bars.”
Leading the investigation was Mount Morris Police Department members: Officer Brado, Officer Garwood, Officer Soto and Officer Blair. Assisting in the investigation was Sheriff’s Office members: Investigator Rittenhouse, Deputy Brosius, Deputy Ricotta, Deputy Williams, Deputy Smyder, Deputy Whitford, Deputy Sanford, Sergeant Joseph Breu, Chief Deputy Yasso and Sheriff Dougherty.
PHOTO CAPTION: Trevin Kelley. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff’s Office)