Harassment arrests T/Tyre

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 05/11/2019 at approximately 10:30 P.M., Deputies responded to Del Lago Casino for the report of a fight in progress. Upon arrival, security staff had Leah M. Race, age 51, of 6533 Thunder Rd, Lafayette, New York and Stephen M. Velarde, age 51, of 4049 Sunset Ridge, Rock Hill, South Carolina, detained at the front entrance. After further investigation, it was discovered that Race and Velarde were gambling at a blackjack table when they got into a verbal argument with another guest who was playing at the same table. The argument escalated and Race and Velarde struck the guest multiple times in the face with open hands. Both Race and Velarde were taken into custody and issued appearance tickets for Harassment 2nd. They are both scheduled to appear in T/Tyre Court on 06/11/2019 at 5:00 P.M. to answer charges.