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ITHACA, N.Y. — When all is said and done, former Tompkins County Sheriff’s Deputy  Jeremy Vann will serve less than a week in jail after being accused of beating a woman and tampering with evidence. He was initially charged with five felonies and 11 misdemeanors.

Vann is scheduled to be re-sentenced on Friday after an appellate court granted him a stay following his initial sentence in June of 30 days in jail and three years of probation. He served about four days in jail before being bailed out. Upon initially being arrested on March 30, 2015, he spent less than three days in jail.

Vann was accused of beating a woman and destroying evidence back in March 2015. More than two years passed as the case was dragged through the judicial system before being heard in court this sprig.

The trial lasted nearly three weeks, including deliberation, and evidence included photos of the woman’s injuries and testimony from the nurse who evaluated the injuries, photos of a destroyed apartment, and a witness who testified to seeing Vann attack the woman.

Related: Witness testimonies and updates in the trial of Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Vann

He was found guilty of fourth-degree tampering with a witness and two counts of second-degree attempted coercion.

According to court documents, Van will withdraw his appeal on Friday and the District Attorney’s Office will withdraw it’s pursuit to go to trial on third-degree tampering, which the jury was hung on when they announced their verdict in April.

During the resentencing, Vann is scheduled to be sentenced to time-served and no probation or conditional discharge.

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.