Reckless Endangerment Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on March 20, 2020 at approximately 3:00pm, Investigators arrested Hunter L Rogers, age 28 of 2170 E Seneca St Ovid, for 5 counts of Reckless Endangerment 1st (Class D Felony).  It is alleged that Rogers inadvertently shot a .22 long rifle through the floor of his upstairs apartment.  It is believed that Rogers was cleaning the rifle at the time of the incident.  The bullet travelled through the ceiling of the downstairs apartment where there were five individuals inside.  No injuries were sustained by anyone involved.  Rogers was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to answer the charge at Seneca County CAP Court on April 6, 2020.

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Narcotics Arrests

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Sarah M. Kline, age 34 of Geneva, NY and Shawn P Mahoney, age 39 of Auburn, NY. Kline and Mahoney were both charged with the following after a traffic stop in the Town of Waterloo:

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree- Class B Felony

Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the second degree- Class A Misdemeanor (2cts)

Additionally, Mahoney was charged with Aggravated Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the second degree and Operating without an Interlock Device. Investigators recovered approximately one ounce of “crack” cocaine after the vehicle they were operating was stopped on State Route 5 and 20. Investigators also seized US Currency, digital scales, and packaging material. Kline and Mahoney were both released on appearance tickets and are scheduled to appear at CAP at a later date. Investigators were assisted by K9 “Coski” and members of the Geneva Police Department and Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

Criminal Obstruction of Breathing/OGA 2nd Arrest

On March 4, 2020, at about 11am, Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Victor V. Gregory, age 48, with Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation and Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree, both Class A Misdemeanors. Gregory is currently an inmate in the Seneca County Correctional Facility and engaged in a physical confrontation with another inmate. During the altercation, a Seneca County Correction Officer intervened to break it up which resulted in Gregory choking the officer. The officer sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident. Gregory is to be arraigned on these charges at the Seneca County Centralized Arraignment Court on 03-04-20 at 7pm.

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Assault Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on February 27, 2020, Investigators arrested Quondall D. Davis, age 25, following an assault that occurred inside the Seneca County Correctional Facility.  On February 21, 2020, Davis, who is currently an inmate at the Correctional Facility, initiated a physical altercation with Correction Officers.  As a result of the altercation, two Correction Officers sustained injuries.  Following the investigation Davis was charged with 2 counts of Assault 2nd (Class D Felony), 2 counts of Aggravated Harassment of an Employee by an Inmate (Class E Felony), and 1 count of Criminal Mischief 4th (Class A Misdemeanor).  Davis is scheduled to appear at Seneca County CAP Court on March 13, 2020 to answer the charges.

Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on January 30th, 2020, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Dylan Slack, age 27 of Albany, NY. Slack was wanted by New York State Parole due to being an absconder from the supervision of the Department of Corrections. Slack was located at a residence in the Town of Romulus. Slack was then transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await a Parole Hearing. Members of the Narcotics Unit were assisted by K9 “Coski” and the New York State Police.

Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on February 12, 2020 at 2:30pm, Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Casty O. Rodriguez Jr., age 34, currently being held at the Seneca County Correctional Facility, Romulus, New York, on a charge of Promoting Prison Contraband in the Second Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor. The charges stem from an investigation where it is alleged Rodriguez Jr. was in possession of a lighter after a Corrections Officer searched his cell. Rodriguez Jr. is to appear in the Romulus Town Court on February 28, 2020 at 10:00am.

Welfare Fraud Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on January 27, 2020 at 9:30 AM, Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Paul W. Bentz, age 51, of 3 Chapel Street, Seneca Falls, New York, on charges of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a Class E Felony, and Welfare Fraud in the Fifth Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.  The charges stem from an investigation where Bentz allegedly received monetary benefits from Seneca County while grossly under reporting his income from a business.  Bentz was released on appearance tickets and is to appear at the Seneca County Centralized Arraignment Court on February 14, 2020 at 8AM.

Grand Larceny Arrest

On January 13, 2020, at about 9:40am, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators arrested Mercedes R. Smith, age 21, of 111 Shirley Drive, Syracuse, New York, on an arrest warrant on a charge of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a Class E Felony. It is alleged that Smith stole merchandise in an amount exceeding $1,000 from a business in the Town of Junius in July of 2019. Smith was held at the Seneca County Correctional Facility awaiting arraignment in the Seneca County Centralized Arraignment Court on 01-13-20 at 7pm.

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Predatory Sexual Assault/Rape 1st Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on January 6, 2020 at 6:30pm, Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Dana J. Goodman, age 34, of 4146 Halls Corners Road, Interlaken, New York, on charges of Predatory Sexual Assault, a Class A-II Felony, Rape in the First Degree, a Class B Felony, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a Class A Misdemeanor. The charges stem from an investigation where it is alleged Goodman subjected a child less than thirteen years old to sexual contact in the Town of Covert. Goodman was initially held at the Seneca County Correctional Facility and arraigned in the Seneca County Centralized Arraignment Court this morning. Goodman was released on his own recognizance and will be subject to electronic home monitoring supervised by the Seneca County Probation Department. A Class A Order of Protection was filed on behalf of the victim. Goodman is to reappear in the Covert Town Court on January 10, 2020 at 12:00pm. Goodman’s release was in compliance with the new bail reform laws as the least restrictive non-monetary condition imposed by the court.

Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on January 2nd, 2020, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Tyler A. Liberatore, age 23, of Geneva, New York. Liberatore was charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the second degree, a class A Felony, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, a Class B Felony. It is alleged that Liberatore sold over one-half ounce of crack cocaine in November of 2019 while in the Town of Waterloo. Liberatore was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear at CAP Court on January 17th, 2020 at 0800hrs. Members of the Narcotics Unit were assisted by the Geneva Police Department and Ontario County Probation Department.

Due to the new bail reform laws, the Sheriff’s Office is obligated to release Liberatore on appearance tickets in relation to this case.

The Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit previously arrested Liberatore in July of 2017 on charges of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, both Class B Felonies, when he allegedly sold cocaine in the Town of Waterloo.