October 30, 2020
From State Police:
On October 29, 2020, State Police responded to an address in the town of Pulteney, Steuben County, for a report of an adult male, deceased. As a result of that investigation State Police arrested Sherri A. Ballam, age 57, of Brown Road, Pulteney, New York on 10/29/2020 for Murder in the second degree. Ballam was committed to the Steuben County Jail awaiting centralized arraignment. The victim was identified as John L. Ballam, age 63, of Brown Road, Pulteney, New York. The victim is the husband of the suspect, Sherri A. Ballam. The investigation is on-going and further details will be released in the future. State Police are being assisted by the Wayland Police Department, Cohocton Police Department, the Steuben County District Attorney’s Office, and the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office.