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03/27/2015 Assault 2nd Arrest

Sheriff Lansing reports that on 3/27/2015, Investigators from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office arrested Roshane D. Henry, age 24 of Bronx, NY for three separate counts of Assault in the Second Degree, a class D Felony.   

The arrest stems from an incident that occurred on 03/15/2015 inside of the Tompkins County Jail, where Henry had been remanded on unrelated criminal charges from Ithaca City Court.  Investigators alleged that Henry became combative with correction officers, fighting with correction officers by kicking and punching.  As a result of the incident, three correction officers were injured and were taken to Cayuga Medical Center for medical treatment. All three correction officers were treated and released. No additional information will be released in regards to injuries or names.           

Henry was arraigned today before Judge Banfield of the Town of Lansing Court for the Assault charges. Henry has been remanded to the Tompkins County Jail with no bail being set.       

March 10th, 2015 - DWI Accident

On March 10th, 2015 at 10:10 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff Deputies responded to the area of Jacksonville Road and Kraft Road in the Town of Ulysses for a property damage motor vehicle accident.  Deputies located the vehicle and suspected driver, Jesse M. Farina-Geiger, age 21 of Trumansburg.  The passenger, Phillip M. Campbell, age 23 of Dryden fled the scene and it was later discovered the likely reason was a warrant for his arrest.  Deputies on scene conducted a DWI Investigation which resulted in Farina-Geigers arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.  Farina-Geiger was transported back to the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office where he was processed and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (Unclassified Misdemeanor), Driving While Intoxicated with BAC of .08% or Greater (Unclassified Misdemeanor), Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with BAC of .18% or Greater (Unclassified Misdemeanor), amongst other vehicle and traffic law violations.  Farina-Geiger was issued appearance tickets ordering his appearance at the Town of Ulysses Court on April 7th, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

3/21/2015 DWI Arrest

   On March 21, 2015 at 1:08 AM deputies observed a 2011 gray in color Volkswagon traveling south at a high rate of speed on Coddington Road in the Town of Ithaca. Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the operator as Ryan S. Bingham age 21 of Ithaca, New York. Deputies determined Bingham was intoxicated. 

   Bingham was charged with two counts of Driving While Intoxicated, Excessive Speed in a Posted Zone, Failure to Keep Right and Inadequate Horn. Bingham was released and is to appear in the Town of Ithaca Court on April 1, 2015 at 4:00 M.

03/17/2015 Drug Arrest

Sheriff Lansing reports that on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at around 11:30 p.m. members of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, NYSP CNET Southern, and Ithaca City Police Department executed a search warrant upon the person of Rufus Lomax.  Included in this search warrant was the residence of 13 German Cross Road and 41 Besemer Hill Road. The search warrant was a result of a multi-agency investigation involving narcotics trafficking.

Sheriff Lansing further reports that during the execution of the search warrant Officers seized over 8 ounces of cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, narcotics packaging material and over $21,000 in U.S. Currency.

Rufus Lomax, 39, of the Town of Dryden was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B Felony and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree, which is a class A II Felony.  Lomax was arraigned in the Town of Dryden Court before Judge Clauson and was remanded to the Tompkins County Jail on no bail.  Lomax is to reappear in the Town of Dryden Court on Monday, March 23, 2015.   

03/14/2015 Felony DWI Arrest

On 03/14/2015 at 2:20 A:M, Deputies observed a tan Nissan Altima traveling north on Danby Road in the Town of Danby.  The tan Nissan Altima crossed over the centerline into the southbound lane of travel.  Deputies initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver as Leverne A. Nesmith, age 53 of Danby, NY.  Deputies determined that Nesmith was intoxicated.

Nesmith was charged with three counts of felony driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right.  Nesmith was released to a sober third party and is to appear in the Town of Danby Court on 04/14/2015 at 7:00 P:M. 

03/13/2015 DWI Arrest

On 03/13/2015 at 1:26 A:M, Deputies observed a blue Chrysler van speeding on Elmira Road in the Town of Ithaca.  Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Lenora Quvus, age 48 of Ithaca, NY.  Deputies determined that Quvus was intoxicated and arrested her.

Quvus was charged with three counts of driving while intoxicated, speed in zone, refusal to take a breath test, operation in violatoin of a conditional license and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree.  Quvus was released to a sober third party and is to appear in the Town of Ithaca Court on 03/25/2015 at 4:00 P:M. 

3/8/2015 PD DWI MVA

   On March 8, 2015 at 6:20 AM deputies responded to a property damage motor vehicle accident on State Route 13 and Warren Road in the Village of Lansing. Upon arrival deputies observed a brown in color Chevrolet off the road against a snow embankment. Deputies located and identified the operator of the vehicle as Aylah M. Stewart age 23 of Ithaca, New York. Deputies determined Stewart was intoxicated.

   Stewart was charged with two counts of Driving While Intoxicated, Failure to Keep Right and Moving from a Lane Unsafely. Stewart was released and is to appear in the Village of Lansing Court on March 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM.    

3/1/2015 DWI Arrest

   On March 1, 2015 at 1:30 AM deputies observed a black in color 2000 Toyota truck at the intersection of Prospect Street and South Aurora Street in the City of Ithaca. The vehicle was in the left turn lane and had it's right directional signal activated. The vehicle then revved its engine and squealed the tires as it turned right onto South Aurora Street. Deputies followed the vehicle which was now travelling at 45 miles per hour in a posted 30 miles per hour zone. Deputies also observed the vehicle cross the centerline in the roadway several times. The vehicle was stopped by deputies on Danby Road at the City of Ithaca/Town of Ithaca Line. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Oliver G. Capece age 28 of Somers, New York. Deputies determined Capece was intoxicated.

   Capece was charged with one count of Driving While intoxicated, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third Degree, Unsafe Movement of a Stopped Vehicle, Excessive Speed in a Speed Zone, Failure to Keep Right and Improper Right Turn. Capece was released and is to appear in the City of Ithaca Court on March 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM.    

3/1/2015 DWI Arrest

   On March 1, 2015 at 12:35 AM deputies observed a blue in color 2014 Chrysler traveling south on Coddington Road in the Town of Ithaca at a high rate of speed. Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the operator as Rajan J. Knox age 33 of Ithaca, New York. Deputies determined that Knox was intoxicated.

   Knox was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, and Felony Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with Child. Knox was also charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third Degree and Excessive Speed in a Posted Zone. Knox was arraigned in the Town of Lansing Court and remanded to the Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $2000.00 bail.  

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