Town clerk-elect arrested | NYS Police blotter

Town clerk-elect arrested

ESSEX — The Essex town clerk-elect was arrested after an incident on Nov. 17 for stealing internet services and trespassing at an Essex home.

William J. Morgan was arrested on Nov. 21 and charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, petit larceny, theft of computer services and a violation of trespass.

Morgan is scheduled to appear in Essex Town Court on Dec. 2.


Jessica L. Decker

Domestic incident leads to arrest

ELIZABETHTOWN — On Nov. 16, at approximately 10:30 p.m., State Police responded to 76 Water St, in the town of Elizabethtown for a report of domestic violence.

Jessica L. Decker, 26, of Willsboro, was subsequently arrested for damaging multiple items at that address, biting one of the victim’s in the face, causing injury, as well as resisting arrest and attempted assault on the responding troopers.

After being taken into custody, Decker damaged the troopers patrol vehicle when she kicked at the windshield several times, causing it to shatter.

Decker was charged with Criminal Mischief Third Degree, Disorderly Conduct, two counts of Criminal Mischief Fourth Degree, Resisting Arrest, Assault Third Degree, two counts of Attempted Assault Third Degree and Obstruction of Governmental Administration Second Degree. She was arraigned in the Town of Elizabethtown Court and remanded to the Essex County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. She is to reappear on Dec. 12, at 1:30 p.m.

Another suspect in the domestic dispute, Kyle P. Gowett, 23, was later charged with Harassment Second and Obstruction of Governmental Administration.


Brandon S. Duby


Tara L. Reynolds

Burglary suspects charged

LAKE PLACID — On Nov. 18, Tara L. Reynolds, 34, and Brandon S. Duby, 22, of Peru were charged in connection to three burglaries in the Town of North Elba in September.

On Sept. 20, Duby and Reynolds were arrested while committing a burglary at an unoccupied residence on Plank Road in Ellenburg. Following their arrest and a lengthy investigation, the two were found to have committed multiple burglaries throughout Clinton and Essex Counties. They were charged with the burglaries in Clinton County last month.

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