July 18, 2017
GENESEO, NY -Livingston County Sheriff Tom Dougherty reports that last Thursday, July 13, Deputy Mike Wade and Deputy Jerry Pilkenton were patrolling Interstate 390 in the Town of Geneseo, and were following a pickup truck when a passenger threw something out of the pickup. Officials say that the Deputy Sheriffs stopped the vehicle, and found inside, the driver, 61 year old Gerald W. Phelps from Mt. Morris, passenger 39 year old Daniel J. Cooke from Dansville, and 35 year old William T. Clevenger from Mt. Morris, who is the suspect who is believed to have thrown the object out the window.
While Deputy Wade was interviewing the occupants of the pickup, Deputy Pilkenton was able to find what was thrown from the truck. The object he located was a glass pipe commonly used to smoke crack cocaine. Officials also say that the three were in possession of nearly 2 grams of crack cocaine that was found in the pickup. This led to all three occupants being arrested for the D Felony of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree. Clevenger was also charged with Littering.