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Allegany County District Attorney Office reports three recent grand jury indictments

Ian M. Jones, Assistant District Attorney prosecuting

Defendant’s Name:  Brandon G. Gaines

Address:  Belmont, New York       

Charges:      Promoting Prison Contraband 1st Degree (D felony);
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substances 7th Degree (A Misd)

Court Appearance Date:  December 12, 2022

Proceedings:  Brandon G. Gaines was indicted by a grand jury for 2 separate charges as a result of an incident in which he is alleged to have been in possession of a controlled substance within the Allegany County Jail.  It is alleged that Gaines tried to hide the in his jail uniform. 

Prosecuting Attorney:  Ian M. Jones, Assistant District Attorney     

Defendant’s Name:  Michael S. McDonald

Address:  Belmont, New York       

Charges:  Promoting Prison Contraband 1st Degree (D felony)             

Court Appearance Date:  December 12, 2022

Proceedings:  Michael McDonald was indicted by an Allegany County grand jury for promoting prison contraband within the Allegany County Jail.    

Prosecuting Attorney:  Ian M. Jones, Assistant District Attorney   

  

Defendant’s Name:  Austin Hunt

Address:  Belmont, New York       

Charges:  Assault 2nd (D felony)             

Court Appearance Date:  December 12, 2022

Proceedings:  Austin Hunt was indicted by a grand jury for Assault 2nd (D felony) following a fight within the Allegany County Jail.  The fight is alleged to have resulted in injury to another inmate.  

Prosecuting Attorney:  Ian M. Jones, 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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