Jeremy Vann

ITHACA, N.Y. — A Tompkins County Sheriff’s deputy who is facing five felony and 11 misdemeanor charges was arraigned in Ithaca City Court on a new charge Wednesday.

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Jeremy Vann is charged with misdemeanor second-degree criminal contempt after he allegedly violated an order of protection. He pleaded not guilty.

Court documents state that on Oct. 9, Vann entered the Island Health and Fitness at 310 Taughannock Boulevard where he saw a woman he was ordered to stay away from.

Jeremy Vann

According to an order of protection issued by Judge John Rowley, Vann was not supposed to be at the fitness center while his accuser was there. He was supposed to leave the facility.

The documents say he saw the woman working out, made eye contact with her and then proceeded to workout in another area of the gym.

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The woman, has made several allegations against Vann, including that he robbed and assaulted her.

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Vann was indicted on those charges Sept. 4.

He was arraigned Sept. 9 when he pleaded not guilty.

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Vann was released on his own recognizance for the newest charge and is schedule to appear back in court in December.

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.