Steuben County Sheriff find and arrest two Parolees

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit, working in conjunction with the Corning Police Department, the District Attorney’s Office Drug Initiative, and New York State Division of Parole, reports the arrest of two Broome County residents late last night in the Town of Thurston. Sheriff’s Office Investigators working with other Steuben County agencies developed information over the past two weeks that the one Broome County resident, who is a Parole absconder, was in the Corning area. During the investigation it was determined that the wanted parolee was residing as a residence on Eddy Road in the Town of Thurston. Unmarked Sheriff’s Office and Corning Police vehicles surveilled the vehicle being operated by the parole absconder yesterday evening, which led the investigation back to Eddy Road in the Town of Thurston. The parolee had a known history to flee from law enforcement when approached and had eluded prior attempts to secure him for the New York State Division of Parole. A Search Warrant was secured for the residence on Eddy Road in the Town of Thurston and Sheriff David V. Cole activated the Sheriff’s Office Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) to execute the Search Warrant at the residence. Shortly after 11:30 pm, the CIRT Team made forced entry to the residence on Eddy Road in the Town of Thurston and detained the four persons found inside without incident. The wanted subject, Joseph C. Jenkins, age 35, formerly of Johnson City, was one of the four persons secured inside the residence. Also found inside the residence and detained was Devon J. Jenkins, age 34, who was also wanted by the New York State Division of Parole. Both subjects were removed from the residence by Deputy Sheriffs and transported to the Steuben County Jail for their pending Parole Hearings. Members of the Sheriff’s Office and Corning Police Department then completed the search of the residence pursuant to the Search Warrant issued in Steuben County Court on March 3, 2016. The other two individuals found inside the residence that were detained upon the execution of the Search Warrant were then interviewed and released. The investigation into the circumstances bringing Joseph Jenkin’s into the Steuben County area is continuing. The Sheriff’s Office was also assisted by the Thurston Fire Department during the pre-deployment of the CIRT Team during this investigation. Any member of the public that is aware of any suspicious or criminal activity is asked to make a report of such activity to Captain Eric R. Tyner at the Sheriff’s Office at 1-607-622-3911 or make an anonymous report through the Sheriff’s Office website at www.steubencounty.og/Sheriff.

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