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Jamestown man sought for hindering in connection to homicide case

A Jamestown man is being sought by police in connection to the stabbing death of a city resident earlier this month.

Jason E. Talley Sr., 41, is facing a first-degree hindering prosecution charge as well as being wanted on a parole absconder violation.

Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department confirmed Friday that Talley is wanted in connection to the July 6 stabbing death of Brandon Holland as he walked along North Main Street. Samuelson could not provide additional information regarding the hindering charge, but noted that investigators believe Talley may be in a local hotel in the Chautauqua County or Buffalo areas.

Jamestown resident Carl W. Sorenson is facing a second-degree murder charge for his role in Holland’s death. The 28-year-old was taken into custody the day after the stabbing incident, and continues to be held on a parole violation of his own.

Police believe the July 6 homicide was targeted and not a random act of violence; a prior incident may have precipitated the stabbing.

The Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office opted not to go through with a preliminary hearing earlier this month. Evidence in the case was expected to go before a grand jury for an indictment on the murder charge.

Anyone with information regarding Talley’s whereabouts is asked to call the Jamestown Police Department at 483-7541 or the anonymous tips line at 483-8477. Information can also be left through the Tips 411 app. All tips are strictly confidential.

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