March 18, 2019
From Livingston County Sheriff Tom Dougherty:
SPRINGWATER: Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Springwater NY man of felony assault charges after an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.
On March 15, 2018 at approximately 7:05 pm, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an address on Morris Road in the Town of Springwater for a reported assault that had just occurred.
The investigation led to the arrest of 35 year old David R. Olyer Jr. It is alleged that Olyer struck a 29 year old male in the head with a baseball bat while at the residence. It is also alleged that the attack took place in front of three children between the ages of 2 and 9.
Olyer was arrested and charged with felony Assault in the 2nd Degree and three (3) counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The male victim was transported by EMS to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Olyer was 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 charge. It was recommended that Olyer be held on $3,000 cash bail or $6,000 bond.
Olyer was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of Nunda Justice James Mann. The Judge did remand Olyer to the custody of the Sheriff on the recommended bail of $3,000 cash or $6,000 bond.
Investigating the incident for the Sheriff’s Office were Investigator Dan Rittenhouse of the Criminal Investigations Division, Sergeant James Merrick of the Patrol Division, Deputy Matt Moran of the Patrol Division and Deputy Scott Patterson of the Forensic Identification Unit (FIU).