MAYVILLE - Joshua P. Roach, 19, of Ellicott Road in Brocton was charged with second-degree promoting prison contraband and second-degree obstructing governmental administration on Friday, June 1.
According to the sheriff's office, while incarcerated as an inmate at the Chautauqua County Jail on charges of criminal possession of stolen property and aggravated harassment, Roach was allegedly discovered to have three Gabapentin pills concealed in a bandage on his arm during a routine jail search around 9:15 p.m. During the search, it is alleged Roach attempted to resist the officers in order to prevent them from discovering the contraband. It is reported Roach allegedly stated he would "swing on the officers" and he also allegedly physically resisted them and had to be restrained. Roach will appear in Chautauqua Town Court on a later date.
SHERMAN - James S. Akins, 46, of Erie, Pa., was charged with driving while intoxicated, blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or greater and move from lane unsafely on Sunday, June 3.
According to the sheriff's office, patrol received a complaint of a westbound vehicle all over the road going across the Chautauqua Lake bridge on Interstate 86 around 3 a.m. Deputies located a vehicle matching the description on I-86 in the Town of Sherman. Deputies allegedly observed the vehicle swerving back and forth between both travel lanes and stopped the vehicle. The operator was allegedly identified as Akins. Following an investigation, Akins was arrested, taken into custody and issued traffic tickets. He was released to appear in Sherman Town Court on a later date.