The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports additional charges against a Rochester man after he allegedly impersonated a federal agent in the Bath area.
At Wednesday’s court appearance in the Town of Bath Justice Court , additional charges were filed against 62-year-old Dr. Richard J. Hoyer, of Rochester, in connection to his arrest on March 9.
The additional charges filed against Hoyer include two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, class A misdemeanors, and one count of unauthorized police lighting in his vehicle, a violation under the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
These charges are a result of Hoyer allegedly possessing both a switch blade knife and police issued taser at the time of his arrest, along with police lighting installed within the vehicle he was driving.
Hoyer was detained by Sheriff’s Office Investigators at a local business on State Route 54 on March 9 after a complaint had been filed with the Sheriff’s Office.
An investigation revealed that Hoyer was allegedly posing as a police officer for his own personal benefit. He was charged on March 9 with one count of first-degree criminal Impersonation, a class E felony, and was released on his own recognizance until his appearance in the Town of Bath Justice Court on March 22 after an order of protection was issued for the female employee at the local business.
Hoyer was arraigned and released on his own recognizance at Wednesday’s court proceeding.