Newfield man arrested at Tioga Downs


The Tioga County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Newfield man who refused to leave Tioga Downs and allegedly attempted to assault a sheriff’s deputy on May 11.

According to police, 37-year-old John A. Chaffee was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a Class C felony; and misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, obstruction of governmental administration in the second degree; attempted assault in the third degree and trespassing.

Deputies were attempting to put Chaffee in custody when the suspect allegedly attempted to kick one of the deputies. Chaffee was also allegedly found to have a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine.

The suspect was arraigned and released to appear in the Town of Nichols Court at a later date.