Former Heuvelton man extradited for family court charges after arrest for conservation law violation, DEC says
CANTON -- A former Heuvelton man was in family court on Wednesday to answer for earlier charges from that court after extradition from Orange County where he was arrested for an environmental conservation violation.
Jeremy R. Martin, 40, had been living in Orange County said St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells by phone late Wednesday morning, Jan. 3.According to a press release from the state Department of Conservation, Forest Ranger Philip Parlier discovered Martin allegedly operating a vehicle illegally in Huckleberry Ridge State Forest in the town of Deerpark on Dec. 29 at around 2:45 p.m. Parlier reported that Martin allegedly possessed wood recently cut from along a pipeline right of way in the vicinity. Parlier and an Orange County sheriff’s deputy discovered that Martin was wanted by St. Lawrence County family court while checking his identification through Central Dispatch, said the DEC press release.
Martin was subsequently charged by the ranger for illegal operation of a motor vehicle on state land and turned over to the Orange County Sheriff for extradition to St. Lawrence County.
St. Lawrence County’s Sheriff Wells said Wednesday that St. Lawrence County deputies drove to Orange County to retrieve Martin from a holding cell there and transported him back to the county jail in Canton. He was held there until on $2,500 bail until Wednesday, Jan. 3, when he appeared in family court to answer for the earlier charges.
Wells could not specify what the original family court charges were.