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By Lacey Gardner

BREAKING: Taz Cain jailed on drug charges; Belmont man was ticketed for involuntary manslaughter charges


Cain was arrested for involuntary manslaughter on March 25 and released; Troopers announce other felony arrests in Allegany County

By Andrew Harris

The recent case that has caused outrage against NYS bail reforms is back.

Taz Cain, 28, of Belmont, who was recently arrested on multiple charges across Allegany County, was arrested in the Town of Ward on Thursday, March 30 on four charges. This time, he was arraigned and sent to jail.

These charges come on top of the most serious charge of involuntary homicide where Cain has been accused of providing narcotics that resulted in death.

He was released on bail for that crime, read our previous reporting below. Allegany County District Attorney Keith Slep, when asked to explain why Cain was held after such a crime he responded with only three words: “Pure Bail Reform.”

On Thursday at 6:25 p.m. in Ward, Cain was charged with felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), three counts of misdemeanor seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle for a previous driving while intoxicated by alcohol charge and first-degree driving a motor vehicle impaired by drugs.

Cain was arraigned in Ward Town Court (the justice listed is George Hrycun on the website) and unlike previous arrests, he was sent to the Allegany County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Jail officials told the Wellsville Sun he is still in the county jail in Belmont.

State Troopers announced to big arrests in Allegany County on Friday March 31.

Both of the arrested were released with an appearance ticket for court.

Nicole Rucker, 29, of Olean NY was arrested for a misdemeanor charge of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, fifth degree. Rucker was also charged with second degree felony forgery that occured in the Town of Bolivar.

In Wellsville, Shawn G Woodring, 42 from Portville NY was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of Criminal Trespass on an Enclosed Property, third degree. Woodring was also arrested for Grand Larceny in the fourth degree, Auto value over $100.

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