ITHACA, N.Y. — A Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office deputy was indicted Friday morning, officials said.
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According to records obtained by the Freedom of Information Law, Jeremy Vann, is accused of attacking a woman, hitting her dog, pinning the woman to the floor repeatedly, trying to prevent her from calling 911, and concealing evidence of the crime.
According to court documents, Vann fired a gun in December within 500 feet of a home, building or other structure. It’s not clear why the gun was fired.
Records with more details about the case are not available as of Friday afternoon.
Vann has been charged with:
—Third-degree robbery (2 counts) (Felony)
—Third-degree criminal mischief (Felony)
—Tampering with physical evidence (Felony)
—Fourth-degree grand larceny (Felony)
—Third-degree assault (Misdemeanor)
—Criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation (Misdemeanor)
—Second-degree unlawful imprisonment (Misdemeanor)
—Fourth-degree criminal mischief (2 counts) (Misdemeanor)
—Fourth-degree tampering with a witness (Misdemeanor)
—Third-degree criminal tampering (Misdemeanor)
—Second-degree attempted coercion (2 counts) (Misdemeanor)
—Prohibited use of weapons
—Prohibitions on the use and possession of firearms
The District Attorney’s Office released the following news release Friday morning:
District Attorney Gwen Wilkinson announced today that Tompkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Vann has been indicted by a Tompkins County Grand Jury. The indictment, charging five felonies and eleven misdemeanors was handed up this morning to County Court Judge John C. Rowley.
In order to protect the privacy of the victims, the District Attorney’s office is not making further comment on this case at this time.
Deputy Vann will be arraigned in County Court at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The New York State Police conducted the investigation.
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