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Belmont man who threatened NY State Troopers has been indicted by Allegany County DA

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Making a Terroristic Threat is a Class D Felony in New York

A Belmont man who was driving drunk and threatening police officers last December will be prosecuted by Allegany County 1st Assistant District Attorney Ian M. Jones. The report from the District Attorney’s office is below and our original reporting on the crime also included.

Defendant’s Name:  Jacob R. Sanford

Address:  Belmont, New York        

Charges:      Making a Terroristic Threat (D felony);
Driving While Intoxicated (misdemeanor).              

Court Appearance Date:  June 8, 2022

Proceedings:  Jacob R. Sanford was indicted on 2 charges, including a top charge of Making a Terroristic Threat.  This stems from an incident in which Mr. Sanford allegedly threatened to “shoot up” the New York State Troopers Barracks in Amity last December.    

Defendant’s Attorney:  Public Defender’s Office      

Prosecuting Attorney:  Ian M. Jones, 1st Assistant District Attorney      

PLEASE NOTE: ALL DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT AND THE INFORMATION CONCERNING ARREST AND CHARGES ARE ONLY ACCUSATIONS UNTIL CONVICTION.

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