CONESUS — Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty on Monday reported the arrest of two Conesus residents on several charges including felony Assault after an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.
It is alleged that on Oct. 11, at a residence on South Livonia Road, Eric R. VanCuren, 37, and William P. Reed Jr., 45, were involved in a physical altercation with a 39-year-old male. During the altercation, VanCuren and Reed allegedly struck the 39-year-old male in the head several times causing broken bones in his face. It is further alleged that during the altercation, Reed threw a propane tank at a vehicle causing over $1,000 in damage.
The incident took place in from of four children with ages ranging between 2 and 14 years old.
Sheriff’s Investigators arrested and charged VanCuren with felony Assault in the 2nd Degree and four counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Reed was arrested and charged with felony Assault in the 2nd Degree, felony Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree, and four counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Vancuren and Reed were turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The District Attorney’s Office was contacted in regards to bail due to the felony level charges. It was recommended that both be held on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.
VanCuren and Reed were later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of Caledonia Judge Mark Riggi. The Judge did remand both to the custody of the Sheriff on the recommended bail of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.
Investigating the incident for the Sheriff’s Office were Investigator Josh Monster and Investigator Connor Sanford of the Criminal Investigation Division, Sergeant Ryan Swanson and Deputy Connor Boor of the Patrol Division, and Deputy Bob Holt of the Forensic Identification Unit (FIU).