Mayville man is facing a plethora of charges following incidents in Fillmore

FILLMORE — A Mayville man is facing a plethora of charges after allegedly holding Fillmore residents at gunpoint and striking a 90-year-old man with a handgun.

On Wednesday, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) based out of State Police barracks in Amity arrested Mark A. Sarama, 31 of Mayville, N.Y. Sarama was charged with second-degree kidnapping (class-B felony), two counts of first-degree burglary (class-B felony), two counts of first-degree robbery (class-B felony), second-degree criminal possession of a weapon (class-C felony), fourth-degree grand larceny: firearm (class-E felony) and resisting arrest (class-A misdemeanor).

On Wednesday at approximately 3:30 a.m., Troopers out of the Amity barracks responded to a 911 call for an unknown, unwanted armed male in a residence on Emerald Street in the Village of Fillmore.

Police said the victim was being taken from inside the residence to a vehicle at gunpoint to get more money at an ATM when Troopers arrived. Troopers confronted Sarama outside the residence by the victim’s vehicle. Sarama reportedly did not comply to commands and Troopers were able to physically take him into custody.

Police said that upon taking Sarama into custody, he overdosed on narcotics he had previously taken and received medical treatment at Jones Memorial Hospital.

Further investigation revealed that Sarama allegedly went to another residence on Emerald Street earlier on Jan. 22 and struck a 90-year-old victim with a handgun, knocking him unconscious. The suspect discharged the weapon in the residence, then stole a flat screen TV and cash. This was reported by the 90-year-old victim who contacted police. He was treated by EMS for non-life threatening injuries.

Sarama allegedly stole the pistol from a third location on Emerald Street, where he was staying.

Sarama was released from Jones Memorial Hospital and processed at State Police Amity barracks. Mayville, listed as his hometown, is a village in Chautauqua County.

Sarama was arraigned in the town of Hume Court and remanded to the Allegany County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash or $200,000 Insurance Company Bond or $300,000 Partially Secured Appearance Bond.

The felony hearing is scheduled later this month.