ITHACA, N.Y. — A Tompkins County man is being extradited back to Florida after he didn’t show up for probation following a 2-year sentence on 11 charges.

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Jason A. Dunham, 34, has been in custody at the Tompkins County Jail since February 12 as a fugitive of justice.

Thursday, he appeared before Judge John Rowley as part of the extradition process.

There’s a 90-day time limit during which Florida Governor Rick Scott and Governor Andrew Cuomo had to sign warrants authorizing the extradition. Those documents were finalized May 11, on the 90th day of the deadline.

Dunham was convicted in Florida of the following charges:

  • Burglary of a dwelling while armed (Two counts)
  • Grand theft – statutory property (Two counts)
  • Dealing in stolen property (Three counts)
  • Burglary of a dwelling (Two counts)
  • Grand theft more than $300 and less than $20,000
  • Falsification of ownership of pawn broker

Dunham is scheduled to be extradited to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on the west coast of Florida, just north of Tampa. He’s been residing in Tompkins County for about five years.

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Jolene Almendarez

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