Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Police: Nunda woman made threats, violated court order

Press Release:
Mount Morris: Sheriff Thomas Dougherty reports the arrest of Amber Ellis, 29 of Nunda,  after a series of incidents occurring over the course of two days in the Town of Nunda. The Livingston County Sheriff's Office reports the initial incident happened on August 25 when the Nunda Police Department arrested Amber Ellis for Criminal Mischief and arraigned her on the charges in the Town of Portage Court where Judge Sinsabaugh issued a complete stay away order of protection for the victim of the crime. The next day, Ellis allegedly contacted the victim of the criminal mischief and made threats of harm.  This contact was in violation of the court order, issued just the day before.  At the conclusion of the investigation, it was determined that the violation involved a legitimate threat to the victim.  Subsequently, Amber Ellis was arrested for a Criminal Contempt in the1st degree (a felony) and aggravated Harassment in the 2nd degree.
Ellis was transported to, and booked in at, the Livingston County Jail.  She was later arraigned on those charges in the Town of Nunda, before Judge Mann, and remanded back to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond. After this latest arraignment, and while en route back to the Livingston County Jail, Ellis saw the protected party of the order of protection and allegedly yelled obscenities at the victim from the Sheriff's Office transport vehicle.  This interaction again violated the court issued order of protection.  Additional charges of Criminal Contempt in the 2nd degree and Disorderly Conduct were brought against Ellis.
On August 27, Ellis was arraigned on the additional charges in the Town of Nunda, before Judge Mann and remanded back to the Livingston County Jail, with an additional bail of $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond.  Amber remains incarcerated at the Livingston County Jail.