Ithaca, N.Y. — A deputy in the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office has been charged with assault and robbery.

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Jeremy Vann was arrested by state police on Monday after an incident in Enfield that involved a 22-year-old female, according to police.

WHCU, citing Sheriff Ken Lansing, reported that Vann was suspended Monday night with pay pending an investigation.

Here are the felony charges against Vann, according to a state police news release:

— Robbery in the Third Degree

— Tampering with Physical Evidence

—  Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree

And his misdemeanor charges:

— Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree

— Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation

— Unlawful Imprisonment in the Second Degree

— Assault in the Third Degree

Vann was arraigned in the Town of Enfield Court and remanded to the Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail/$50,000 bond. Vann was ordered to reappear in the Town of Enfield Court at 12:00pm on Friday, April 3, 2015.

The New York State Police were assisted by the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office during the investigation.


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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.