Update On Allegany County’s Alleged Car Thief – He Was Jailed

January 13, 2021

ALFRED, NY – On January 6th Alfred police reported that they had to ticket and release 28 year old Tyler Cowburn of Wellsville, after Cowburn had reportedly stolen two vehicles in one night. Since then, Cowburn has allegedly committed another crime. Alfred Village Police Chief Paul Griffith and Sgt. Burch were told by Allegany County Assistant D.A. Ian Jones, about section 530.60 of the criminal procedure law, which is part of the bail reform law. This section 530.60 says, if a suspect commits numerous felonies before appearing in court for the original offense, the suspect can in fact, be detained. Police Chief Paul Griffith reports that Cowburn was remanded Allegany County Jail, $5,000 bail.

530.60 Certain modifications of a securing order.
2. (a) Whenever in the course of a criminal action or proceeding a
defendant charged with the commission of a felony is at liberty as a
result of an order of recognizance, release under non-monetary
conditions or bail issued pursuant to this article it shall be grounds
for revoking such order that the court finds reasonable cause to believe
the defendant committed one or more specified class A or violent felony
offenses or intimidated a victim or witness in violation of section
215.15, 215.16 or 215.17 of the penal law while at liberty.
(b) Except as provided in paragraph (a) of this subdivision or any
other law, whenever in the course of a criminal action or proceeding a
defendant charged with the commission of an offense is at liberty as a
result of an order of recognizance, release under non-monetary
conditions or bail issued pursuant to this article it shall be grounds
for revoking such order and fixing bail in such criminal action or
proceeding when the court has found, by clear and convincing evidence,
that the defendant:
(iv) stands charged in such action or proceeding with a felony and,
after being so charged, committed a felony while at liberty.