Justice Arraigns East Hampton Man On Grand Larceny Charge, Recommends Substance Abuse Treatment
Local News, Crime
By Long Island News & PR
Published: April 06 2017
Jefferson Eames, 48, has been arrested six times by East Hampton police on a variety of charges since last September.
Jefferson Eames of East Hampton, 48, was arraigned on April 5 on a grand larceny charge.
Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department
East Hampton, NY - April 6, 2017 - State Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho on Wednesday, April 5 directed an East Hampton man during his arraignment on a grand larceny charge to find an inpatient substance abuse program by this Monday, April 10, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
Jefferson Eames has been arrested six times by East Hampton police on a variety of charges since last September. The pending misdemeanor charges in town justice court include reckless and unlicensed driving, unlawfully fleeing a police officer, resisting arrest, endangering the welfare of a child and violations of the county’s Social Host Law. The latter charge was alleged after Eames hosted parties in his home where underage teens allegedly consumed drugs and alcohol.
Justice Camacho ordered Eames, 48, held on $25,000 cash bail and promised the defendant that if he finds a residential recovery facility, the court will arrange his release from the county jail to enter a residential treatment program.
Jefferson Eames most recent arrest was last month when East Hampton Town detectives charged with grand larceny in the third degree. Eames allegedly deposited a check for over $24,000 last year mistakenly sent to him by an East Hampton contractor he last worked with eight years ago.
Today in Central Islip, Eames pleaded not guilty to the grand larceny charge, the sole count in the indictment.
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.