Steuben Co Inmate, Is Accused Of Hitting A Corrections Officer

July 27, 2021

BATH, NY – Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on July 22, 2021, deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tucker A. Parmelee, age 23, of Sutherland Road, Penn Yan, New York, following an investigation of alleged possession of cannabis by an inmate and an assault of an officer.

It is alleged that Mr. Parmelee secreted an amount of cannabis in his person when being booked into the Steuben County Jail, and then attempted to smoke it while in his cell. It is further alleged that when being removed from his cell for his safety, he intentionally struck a Correction Officer, causing injury.

Parmelee was charged with Assault in the Second Degree and Promoting Prison Contraband in the First Degree, both Class D Felonies. Mr. Parmelee was arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Court and returned to the Steuben County Jail. The officer was treated by medical staff and released.