Tuesday, July 11, 2017




Newburgh man guilty in jail contraband case


GOSHEN – An Orange County Court jury convicted a Newburgh man on Monday of three counts of promoting prison contraband for possessing an exacto razor blade, marijuana and a bundle of tobacco, while he was an inmate at the Orange County Jail.

During the trial, prosecutors argued that on September 25, 2016 at about 9:15 p.m. Jacques Harvey, 34, who was an inmate in the county jail due to an alleged parole violation, was searched by corrections officers and found to be in possession of the razor blade knife, marijuana and tobacco. All of those items are banned from the jail.

Harvey faces up to 3 1/3 to seven years in state prison when sentenced next month.

“Corrections officers regularly perform a hazardous job in difficult surroundings,” said District Attorney David Hoovler. “That job becomes even more dangerous when inmates are armed with concealed weapons.”


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