Jamestown Man Indicted In Connection With July Fatal Stabbing

first_imgMAYVILLE — A Chautauqua County Grand Jury has indicted a Jamestown man on a charge of second-degree murder in connection with a stabbing last month. A Chautauqua County Court Clerk tells WNYNewsNow that Carl W. Sorenson, 28, was indicted on Thursday. Sorenson was arraigned Monday in front of Judge David Foley and plead not guilty. The Clerk adds that bail was set at $350,000 cash/$700,000 property bond.The next scheduled date is October 5 at 10:30 am for an Omnibus hearing.A motion dismissing the second-degree murder charge against Jamestown man Carl Sorenson was denied during a preliminary hearing in Jamestown City Court July 17. Public Defender Ned Barone entered the motion on behalf of Sorenson, saying that the defendant is “entitled to a preliminary hearing.”Chautauqua County First Assistant District Attorney Derek Gregory, however, says there’s “no basis” for a dismissal. Gregory says the District Attorney’s Office is proceeding to a Chautauqua County Grand Jury with the case.District Attorney Patrick Swanson will be handling the prosecution.Jamestown Police charged Sorenson in the death of 23-year-old Brandon Holland who was stabbed in the chest while walking on the sidewalk along North Main Street between East 4th and East 5th Streets around 10:14 p.m. July 6.Holland was taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital where he died of his injuries.Sorenson, according to police, is also a New York State Parolee. Officers say he was taken into custody July 7 by investigators at his apartment on Washington Street in Jamestown.A reward, meanwhile, is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a man wanted by Jamestown Police and the U.S. Marshalls in connection with the case.According to Buffalo Crime Stoppers, $2,500 is being offered for information on Jason Talley.Jamestown Police Captain Robert Samuelson tells WNYNewsNow’s Matt Hummel that Talley is wanted in connection with the Brandon Holland murder case.Talley is believed to be in the Buffalo or Rochester area. Samuelson confirmed on Tuesday that police are still actively looking for Talley.Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (716) 867-6161.Tips can also be submitted by dowloading the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App in the Apple App store or Google Play store.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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NegOcc festivalgoers told to be ‘respectful’

first_img“Let this be a warning to othervisitors to respect the community where you are celebrating fiestas,” saidLacson, who was the guest of honor during the northern Negros city’s festivalhighlights on Jan. 25. BACOLOD City – Gov. Eugenio JoseLacson of Negros Occidental reminded festivalgoers in the province to berespectful when attending religious-based cultural festivities. Meanwhile, Mayor Salvador EscalanteJr. said Cadiz City observes tolerance and diversity, but this should not gobeyond the bounds of good taste, decency and accepted norms of publicconduct.  On Monday, the two individualsinvolved in the “scandalous acts” met with Escalante in the presence of citypolice chief Lieutenant Colonel Robert Mansueto. He added visitors must show respect tothe festival’s patron saint. “I call on the City Council to revisitour ordinance covering such indecent acts and further study what can be done tosafeguard the interest of Dinagsa Festival as both a cultural and religiousevent,” Escalante said.(With a reportfrom PNA/PN)center_img Lacson issued the call on Tuesdayafter some revelers flashed obscene messages and performed “lewd acts” in thejust-concluded Dinagsa Festival of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental – photos ofwhich were posted on social media. Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental (right) and city police chief Lieutenant Colonel Robert Mansueto (2nd from right) face the two individuals involved in the “scandalous acts” during the just-concluded Dinagsa Festival, at the mayor’s office on Jan. 27. CADIZ CITY POLICE STATION They submitted their letter of publicapology to the mayor and paid a fine for violation of a city ordinance.  “We would like to remind the publicthat display of obscene messages on placards, lewd acts, and the likes arecertainly unacceptable and have corresponding punitive measures,” Escalanteadded. last_img read more

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