Area Police

East Otto man facing manslaughter charge in accident

EAST OTTO — A January accident has led to charges of second-degree manslaughter for a 30-year-old town resident.

Cattaraugus County sheriff’s deputies today reported the arrest of Andrew Armbruster who was the driver during a fatal automobile accident in which passenger, Grace E. Armbruster, his mother, was killed on Jan. 26 at Bowen and East Otto-Springville roads.

Deputies allege Armbruster was under the influence of a narcotic, driving at a high rate of speed in slippery conditions and distracted by his cell phone. He failed to stop at an intersection and struck a tractor-trailer.

He also was charged with reckless driving and failure to stop at a stop sign.

He was released under supervision and the case was waived up to county court with a date for further proceeding still to be set.

New York State Police

¯ SHERMAN — Kathryn Rowan, 38, of Sherman, was taken into custody Thursday and charged with third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child. According to reports, troopers responded to a residence for a report of a child younger than 17 with visible injuries. Investigation allegedly revealed that the victim received the injuries from Rowan. Rowan was processed at SP Jamestown, issued tickets returnable to Sherman Town Court and later released.

¯ JAMESTOWN — Meghan Dolan, 24, of Jamestown, was taken into custody on Tuesday and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. According to reports, Dolan was pulled over on Washington Street for an alleged traffic violation and while speaking to Dolan, troopers smelled marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. Troopers then allegedly located a bag containing marijuana inside the center console. Dolan was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Jamestown City Court.

¯ JAMESTOWN — Mark Holland, 37, of Jamestown, was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with several offenses. According to reports, Holland was pulled over on Route 60 for speeding and while speaking to Holland, troopers smelled marijuana coming from inside his vehicle; a small amount of marijuana was subsequently located there. Holland was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and driving while ability impaired by drugs after failing multiple roadside tests and transported to SP Jamestown, where he was evaluated by a State Police drug recognition expert. As two minor children were in the vehicle, Holland was also charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He was issued tickets returnable to Ellicott Town Court, then released.

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