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Ian M. Jones, 1st Assistant District Attorney is prosecuting two serious cases

Defendant’s Name:  Anthony J. Gorse

Address:  Rushford, New York        

Charges:      Aggravated Cruelty to Animals (felony);
Burglary 1st degree (B violent felony);
Criminal Contempt 1st degree (E felony);
Grand Larceny 3rd degree (D felony);
Criminal Mischief 2nd degree (D felony)             

Court Appearance Date:  May 16, 2022

Proceedings:  Anthony J. Gorse was arraigned on 5 felony charges following an incident in the Town of Rushford on May 12, 2022. The People, represented by 1st Assistant District Attorney, Ian M. Jones, argued that the defendant should be held on bail based on a number of factors, including the nature and severity of the charges. Bail was set in the following amounts:  $100,000 cash, $200,000 insurance company bond, and a 1 million dollar partially secured surety bond. The next appearance in this case is scheduled for June 6th in Rushford.     

Defendant’s Attorney:  Public Defender’s Office      

Prosecuting Attorney:  Ian M. Jones, Assistant District Attorney      

Defendant’s Name:  Michael S. McDonald

Address:  Bolivar, New York        

Charges:      Burglary, 1st degree (B violent felony);
Criminal Possession of a Weapon, 4th degree (A misdemeanor);
Menacing, 2nd degree (A misdemeanor)              

Court Appearance Date:  May 18, 2022

Proceedings:  Michael McDonald was indicted by a grand jury for 3 separate charges, with the top count being a B violent felony.  Mr. McDonald is accused of illegally entering an apartment last December in the Village of Bolivar while armed with a rifle.  This matter was presented to the grand jury by 1st Assistant District Attorney, Ian M. Jones.   

Defendant’s Attorney:  Jay D. Carr, Esq.      

Prosecuting Attorney:  Ian M. Jones, Assistant District Attorney      

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