Update on shooting in Wellsville
WELLSVILLE - Troopers in Amity charged a 16-year-old Wellsville male for second-degree attempted murder, first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. The charges stem from an incident which occurred Tuesday afternoon. Robert G. Garrison, 60, of 3159 County Route 30, had been shot twice while inside his residence. Garrison was transported from scene to Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville by Wellsville Ambulance and later taken by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center for further treatment. According to patient information at ECMC, Garrison was discharged on Wednesday.
The 16-year-old suspect was arraigned in the Town of Wellsville Court and remanded to the Allegany County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. He is due back in court at a later date.
Westfield woman arrested on drug charges
A Westfield woman has been charged following an arrest and search warrant. Alexa E. McMurray, 22, of East Main St. was taken into custody on an arrest warrant of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, both class B felonies.
The Westfield Police Department initiated a long-term narcotics investigation involving McMurray on Aug. 7. The police department and Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 43 E. Main St. issued by Chautauqua County Court Judge John Ward. McMurray was found in her residence and during the search, officers located over an ounce of cocaine and a large amount of U.S. currency. During this investigation, numerous associates of McMurray were identified. The investigation is continuing, further arrests anticipated.
She was arraigned in front of Judge Thomas and committed to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $40,000 cash or $80,000 property. McMurray was committed to the county jail until she can be arraigned in county court.
Westfield Police Department
Ernest L. Harriger, 53, of East Main Street was charged with disorderly conduct on Aug. 2. At 12:49 a.m. Westfield Police investigated an alleged fight between two apartments at 280 East Main St. During the investigation, it's alleged that Harriger continued to use loud obscene and vulgar language while outside after he was warned by officers not to. Harriger is to appear in Westfield Village Court at a later date.
Ryan Kelley, 22, and an 18-year-old youth both of Clinton Street were charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana on Aug. 6. At 8:18 a.m. Westfield Police were requested to assist the New York State Police at 55 Clinton St. Upon arrival, parole officers informed Westfield police that there was a small amount of suspected marijuana found in an apartment at the residence and needed assistance for a further search due to Kelley being on parole. During the subsequent search, a large quantity of marijuana was located in the bedroom of the apartment. Both males were arraigned in Westfield Village Court. Kelley was committed to the Chautauqua County Jail with no bail. The youth was released on her own recognizance to appear in Westfield Village Court. Chautauqua County Sheriff's K-9 Unit also responded to this call.