Contempt charge for Arkport man

Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Photograph Christopher J. Parsons

DANSVILLE - An Arkport resident is facing a felony charge after allegedly violating an order of protection.

On April 18, Deputy Michael Telesca of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office responded to Franklin Plaza in the village of Dansville for the reported violation of an order of protection.

Telesca investigated and determined that 39-year-old Christopher J. Parsons of Arkport, Steuben County, had been contacting a female individual who was a protected party in an active complete stay-away order of protection placed against Parsons, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

A records check also showed Parsons had been previously convicted of criminal contempt in the second degree within the last five years, making this court order violation a felony.

After his arrested on a charge of criminal contempt in the first degree, Parsons was transported to the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. He was later arraigned at the jail before Caledonia Town Justice Mark Riggi, who remanded Parsons to the custody of the Sheriff on $3,000 cash or $6,000 bond – the same amounts recommended by the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office.

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