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Former Collins inmate sentenced in incident

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has announced that 30-year-old Calvin Pietri was sentenced Thursday before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to 1 ½ to 3 years in prison as a second felony offender. His sentence will be served consecutively to his current prison sentence for another conviction.

On the evening of Nov. 20, 2020, the defendant, while incarcerated at the Collins Correctional Facility, intentionally threw a liquid at the correction officer as the officer was collecting a dinner tray from his cell. The substance was tested and determined to be urine. The correction officer was taken for medical treatment as a precaution. The defendant has since been transferred to Mid-State Correctional Facility where he remains incarcerated.

Pietri pleaded guilty to one count of Aggravated Harassment of an Employee by an Inmate (Class “E” felony), the highest sustainable charge, on Aug. 16, 2023.

“Any crime committed by an inmate against a correction officer or jail deputy will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I hope that the victim feels that justice has been served by this defendant receiving additional time in prison for this offense,” said Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn.

Flynn commends Correction Officer Tricia Cole for her work in this investigation.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Brian P. Dassero of the Special Investigations and Prosecutions Bureau.


— James R. Tuttle, 35, no address listed, was taken into custody on an arrest warrant Wednesday on charges of second-degree criminal contempt, petit larceny and second-degree harassment for an incident that occurred Aug. 25, 2023.

— Jacob W. Fishgold, 21, no address listed, was charged with third-degree criminal mischief. Police responded Feb. 10 to a reported domestic disturbance in Celoron. An investigation found that Fishgold allegedly destroyed another person’s property. Fishgold was transported to Chautauqua County Jail for arraignment and is scheduled to appear in Ellicott Town Court later.


— Ramon L. Nieves Fagot, 45, of Jamestown, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. A search warrant was executed at noon Friday at 850 Prendergast Ave. Nieves Fagot was located inside the property, and a search turned up 93 individually packaged bags of fentanyl, 18 vials of cocaine, 30 Tramadol Hydrochloride pills and $339. He was transported to Jamestown City Jail and held for arraignment in court. At the same time Friday, members of the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office executed another search warrant at an apartment at 854 Prendergast Ave. The residence was unoccupied but charges are pending.


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