Yates County Sheriff Report for May 21, 2008

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Brian M. Lee, 25 of 3892 Sid White Road, Branchport was arrested May 14 on two counts of endangering the welfare of a child (Class A misdemeanor).  Lee was arrested by Yates County Sheriff’s deputies after he was accused of using excessive corporal punishment on two subjects under the age of 17. These actions caused lacerations and contusions to both subjects.  Lee was arraigned in the Town of Jerusalem Court and remanded to Yates County Jail on $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond.  The court also issued an order of protection barring Lee from  further contact with the victims.  He will reappear in Town of Jerusalem Court on June 2.  Deputies were assisted in the investigation by child protective workers from the Yates County Department of Social Services.

Kurt D. Shay, 33, of 1786 State Route 245, Naples, was charged May 12 with endangering the welfare of a child and assault third degree.  Shay was arrested after a domestic fight.  It is alleged that he struck a woman in the face, breaking her tooth, while  two young children were in the room. He was arraigned in the Town of Middlesex Court and released to answer charges at a later date.

Christopher L. Zemeic, 26, of 3654 State Route 54A, Keuka Park, was arrested on May 16 at 1:30 a.m. for DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation and failure to maintain lane. Deputies stopped Zemeic on Lower West Lake Road in the Town of Jerusalem for a traffic violation. An odor of alcohol was detected on the defendant. He was placed through field sobriety tests and transported to the Yates County Public Safety Building for a chemical test. A background check of his driver’s license revealed the suspension. The defendant was arraigned in the Town of Jerusalem.

David Woodhams, Jr., 18, of 121B Malo Court, Rochester and Johnny Lamontagne, 18, of 609 Helen St, Syracuse, were arrested on May 17 at Davis Hall Keuka College. Both were charged with possession of alcohol under the age of 21.  Woodhams was also charged with possession of marijuana. Both were issued appearance tickets for Town of Jerusalem Court.

David W. Woodhams, Jr., 18, of 121B Malo Court, Rochester and John J. Lamontagne, 18, of 609 Helen St., Syracuse, were charged again on May 18, with unlawful possession of alcohol with the intent to consume under the age of 21.  Deputies responded to Davis Hall, Keuka College for a report of two males being disruptive. Woodhams and Lamontagne were identified by campus security and located in the area of Davis Hall. Both subjects were found to be intoxicated and charged with the alleged offense. They will answer charges in Town of Jerusalem Court.

Nicholas S. Dillon, 27, of 5256 Lakemont-Himrod Road, Lakemont was  charged on May 18 with aggravated unlicensed operation and  having inadequate brake lights.  Dillon was stopped on State Route 14A in the Town of Barrington on the traffic charge. A subsequent computer check revealed the suspension for failure to answer a summons in Ithaca City Court. He was released on $200 bail and scheduled to reappear to answer the charges.