Man Charged With Hit and Run Among Those Released From the Putnam County Correctional Facility Under New Bail Reform Laws

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Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports that three defendants incarcerated on pending criminal charges had to be released under new criminal justice reforms that took effect on January 1, 2020. Among those released was 40-year-old Javier Lorenzano-Fercano who was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal automobile accident, a Class “D” Felony. It is alleged that on October 25, 2019, Lorenzano-Fercano was driving in the Town of Philipstown when he struck and killed a 38 year old man and then fled the area without reporting the incident. He was arrested the next day in Dutchess County. When Mr. Lorenzano-Mercano was released Immigration officials took him into custody on an I.C.E. detainer.

Also released under the new criminal justice reforms were 50 year old Suffolk County resident James McInerney who is charged with Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree a Class “C” Felony and 28 year old Brooklyn resident Dusean Davis who is charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 1st Degree, a Class “C” Felony.

Article | by Dr. Radut