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By Craig Braack

Steuben County Sheriff announces recent arrests, including another attempted jail break

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The second escape attempted within a week, officer assaulted

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on May 5, 2023, deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joshua L. Jackson, age 29, of West Morris Street, Bath, New York, following an investigation of an attempted escape in the Steuben County Jail. It is alleged that Mr. Jackson, a current Steuben County inmate, attempted to climb into the ceiling of the booking area in the jail causing in excess of $1,500 damage. It is further alleged that Mr. Jackson’s intent was to escape from custody. It is further alleged that Mr. Jackson resisted arrest and injured a Correction Officer while resisting. Mr. Jackson was charged with Assault in the Second Degree, Escape in the First Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, all class D Felonies. Mr. Jackson was arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Court and returned to custody. Mr. Jackson never left the custody of the jail. The injured Correction Officer was treated and released by medical staff.

Assault with a Weapon Arrest

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on May 4, 2023, deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested Eric D. Powers, age 35, of Addison Road, Painted Post, New York, following an investigation of a stabbing in the Town of Erwin. It is alleged that in February, 2023, Mr. Powers stabbed another person while in an altercation with them, causing serious injury. The victim was transported by EMS to a local medical facility for treatment and survived. Mr. Powers was charged with Assault in the First Degree, a class B Felony. Mr. Powers was arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Court and remanded to custody without bail due to being an alleged fugitive from the state of Virginia.

Possession of a Weapon, Menacing, Assault and Resisting Arrest

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on May 5, 2023, deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brian L. Rosell, Sr., age 49, of State Route 415, Bath, New York, following an investigation of a person pointing a weapon at another person in the Town of Bath. It is alleged that Mr. Rosell intentionally pointed a BB gun at another person. It is further alleged that Mr. Rosell resisted arrest and injured a deputy while resisting arrest. Mr. Rosell was charged with Assault in the Second Degree, a class D Felony, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, Menacing in the Second Degree and Resisting Arrest. Mr. Powers was arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Court and remanded to custody without bail. The deputy was treated at a local medical facility and released.

Forcible Touching, Strangulation, Endangering a Child Arrest

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on May 5, 2023, deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested Darren J. Ollis, age 52, of Mitchellsville Hill Road, Bath, New York, following an investigation that resulted in a Grand Jury Indictment and Warrant of Arrest for an incident in the Town of Bath. It is alleged that Mr. Ollis forcibly touched the intimate parts of and strangled a person under the age of 17 years. Mr. Ollis was charged with Strangulation in the Second Degree, a class D Felony, Forcible Touching and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Mr. Ollis was arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Court and released.

Sheriff Allard thanks the staff of the Steuben County Children’s Advocacy Center for their assistance in this investigation.

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