Lawyer along with Animal Rights Agent, Charged with Tampering of Physical Evidence

10 Sep, 2013 - JOSH WILLIAMS

Dylan Chase's Facebook page shows his affection for Animals and his association with animal rights societies.

Dylan Chase’s Facebook page shows his affection for animals and his association with animal rights societies.

AVON — A  Livingston County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Agent, that was recently charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon after appearing at the Avon Corn Festival carrying a pistol and night stick without a permit, has now been charged with tampering of physical evidence along with his lawyer, Michael Jones Jr.

Dylan Chase, of Victor, was ordered to return to the Avon Village Court following an investigation by the Avon Police Department, Livingston County Sheriff’s Department, and the Livingston County District Attorney’s office after being charged with the August offense. His Lawyer, Michael Jones Jr. allegedly returned the firearm in an inoperable state altered from it’s original condition and was thus, along with his client, charged with tampering with physical evidence by Avon Judge Joe Temperato.

According to a press release from the Village of Avon Police Department back in August, Chase admitted that he did not have a New York State Pistol Permit and that he had not received any certified firearms/deadly physical force training from the Division of Criminal Justice Service. The investigation revealed that Mr. Chase had filed the required paperwork to incorporate as an SPCA organization and to become a peace officer in New York State. However, further investigation revealed that Mr. Chase had been convicted of a Felony in 2002, which would preclude him from possessing a firearm and becoming a peace officer in New York.

During court the shocked Victor based lawyer and his client were released after the proceeding and will now appear in a Livingston County Courtroom where they will each face the felony charges.

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