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Southern Tier police departments make felony arrests, including two Owego men

Owego Police Department and other law enforcement in the Southern Tier recently made the following felony arrests: John J. Bair, 34, of Owego, was arrested by Owego police for Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, a Felony, following a Disturbance on Spencer Avenue. Bair was arraigned at the Tioga County Centralized Arraignment Court by Justice Schumacher of Town of Owego Court and released on his own recognizance pending further court proceedings.


Jonathan M. Armstrong / Photo courtesy of Owego Police Department

Jonathon M. Armstrong, 20, of Owego, was arrested by Owego police for two counts of Burglary, a Class C Felony, following a investigation of a burglary on Lake Street in Owego. Armstrong was arraigned at the Tioga County Centralized Arraignment Court by Justice Swartz of Candor Court and released on his own recognizance pending further court proceedings.


Cody R. Shoemaker, 32, of Horseheads, was arrested by Chemung County sheriffs deputies on Monday, December 6, on an outstanding Arrest Warrant for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th Degree, a Class E Felony, by Elmira City Court on September 10.  SHOEMAKER will appear in Elmira City Court at a later date.


Christopher S. Hoodak, 34, of Elmira, was arrested by Chemung County sheriffs deputies on Monday, December 6, on an outstanding Superior Court Warrant for Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree and Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, both Class D Felonies, issued by Chemung County Court on November 5. HOODAK will appear in Chemung County Court at a later date.

Austin Elia / Photo provided by Chemung County Sheriff’s Office

Austin M. Elia, 23, of Spencer, was arrested on Tuesday, December 14, by Chemung County sheriffs deputies on an outstanding Arrest Warrant for Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a Class D Felony, issued by the Van Etten Town Court on August 18. ELIA was arraigned in Van Etten Town Court and released.


Mark L. Dailey, 37, of Elmira, was arrested on Tuesday, December 8, by Chemung County sheriffs deputies, on an outstanding Superior Court Warrant for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree, a Class E Felony, issued by Chemung County Court on August 26. DAILEY will appear in Chemung County Court at a later date.


On Tuesday December 7, Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant at 50 Broome St., Binghamton, and recovered:
– Approximately 26 grams of Methamphetamine,
– Approximately 24 grams of Fentanyl,
– Approximately $14,000 is suspected drug sale proceeds,
– Drug packaging materials.
Arrested was Shamel Hunter, 27, 50 Broome St., Binghamton and charged with:
– Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd – (sub 1) – a class B Felony,
– Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd – (sub 12) – a class B Felony,
– Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd – (sub 7) – a class B Felony,
– Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd – (sub 2) – a class B Felony.
Also arrested was Victoria Hughey, 18, 50 Broome St., Binghamton, and charged with:
– Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd – (sub 1) – a class B Felony
– Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd – (sub 12) – a class B Felony
– Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd – (sub 7) – a class B Felony
– Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th  – (sub 1) – a class D Felony
The Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force is members of the Binghamton Police Department, Broome County Sheriff’s Office, Village of Endicott Police Department and Village of Johnson City Police Department.  The Task Force was additionally assisted by the Southern Tier Crime Analysis Center and the Binghamton Police Community Response Team (CRT).