ITHACA, N.Y. — The trial for a Tompkins County Sheriff’s Deputy facing 16 charges — which was scheduled to begin next week — has been delayed for months, court officials confirmed.

Deputy Jeremy Vann is accused of attacking a woman in March 2015, when he allegedly robbed and attacked her.

He’s charged with the following:

—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

He was  subsequently charged with misdemeanor second-degree criminal contempt after he allegedly violated an order of protection.

Suppression hearings have been held since the beginning of April, determining which evidence collected from the case could or would be used during the trial.

The announcement of the trial setback comes just days after the District Attorney’s office confirmed that  Assistant District Attorney Wendy Franklin, who’s been working on the case since last year, would be leaving the office to pursue other prospects.

A new prosecutor could likely be assigned to the case, though an official from the DA’s office has yet to confirm if the case will be transferred to another assistant district attorney.
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Jolene Almendarez

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