Criminal Contempt

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on September 30th, 2022 at 7:00 p.m., 41 year old Richard D. Bruce of Fayette was returned to the Seneca County Correctional Facility where he was again arrested on the charges of Criminal Contempt in the second degree and Aggravated Family Offense. The charges stem from an ongoing investigation into a domestic incident that occurred in Fayette in August. While in the Auburn Correctional Facility, Bruce utilized the help of another inmate at the facility to write a letter to the female victim in Bruce’s original case. The letter signified a violation of an Order of Protection in which Bruce was the Defendant, and the victim was the protected party. Bruce was arraigned on the new charges at the Seneca County CAP Court. Following the arraignment, Bruce was remanded back into custody and transported to the Auburn Correctional Facility. Bruce will be expected to appear before the Seneca County Court on a future date to answer for the charges against him. 22SH13962. 146.