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Four arrested for gang assault

Incident happen in the town of Cohocton

BATH, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - The following is a news release from the Steuben County Sheriff's Office.

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that from August 19th -  23rd, 2018, deputies arrested  four defendants in connection with an investigation of a reported gang assault which allegedly occurred in Cohocton New York.  On August 12th, 2018 deputies were dispatched to State Route 371 in the Town of Cohocton in response to a report of an assault.  It is alleged that Nicholas Chatterton, Dakota Fairbrother, Michelle Dunham and Haley Kretchmer assaulted one victim, causing serious physical injury, and a second victim causing physical injury. 

 

All defendants were arraigned in the Town of Cohocton Court, Mr. Chatterton and Ms. Dunham were remanded to Steuben County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail or $40,000 bail bond.  Mr. Fairbrother was remanded to Steuben County Jail and subsequently released on $1,000 bail. Ms. Kretchmer was released on her own recognizance. All four are to reappear in the Town of Cohocton Court at a later date.

 

Arrested and charged were:

  1. Nicholas M. Chatterton, age 23, of Route 39, Leicester New York, arrested on August 23, 2018 and charged with Gang assault in the first degree, Assault in the second degree, and Conspiracy in the fourth degree.
  2. Michelle A. Dunham, age 17, of County Route 121, Cohocton, New York, arrested on August 23, 2018 and charged with:  Gang assault in the first degree, Assault in the second degree, and Conspiracy in the fourth degree.
  3. Dakota M. Fairbrother, age 17, of South Lackawanna Street, Wayland New York, arrested on August 19, 2018 and charged with Gang assault in the first degree, Assault in the second degree, and Conspiracy in the fourth degree.
  4. Haley S. Kretchmer, age 18, of South Lackawanna Street, Wayland, New York, arrested on August 19, 2018 and charged with Gang assault in the first degree, Assault in the third degree, and Conspiracy in the fourth degree.

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