September 24, 2012- Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard is announcing the recent arrests of the following individuals on various charges:
Sr. Detective James Hatch arrested 41 year old Timothy E. Prouty of Woodward Street, Springville, on Thursday, September 20th and charged him with sexual abuse in the second degree with a person less than 14 years old (misdemeanor); forcible touching of another sexual/intimate’s parts (misdemeanor) and acting in a manner injurious to a child less that 17 year old (misdemeanor). The alleged abuse occurred approximately three times over a three year period.
Prouty was released on appearance tickets.
Also arrested on September 20th: 23 year old Richard Wylie of S. Protection Road, Holland, and 21 year old Arrin M. Saleman of Gooseneck Road, Delevan, NY on charges of burglary in the third degree( D) felony and grand larceny in the 4th degree (E) felony for allegedly stealing $2,400.00 worth of copper wire in mid-September from of a Jamison Road business in Elma. Detectives Christian Parisi; Scott Piel and Tim Donovan made the arrests. Both suspects were released on their own recognizance pending arraignment in Elma Town Court.
In another unrelated arrest, 29 year old Eric A. Easton of Ham Road, Alabama, NY was arrested on Reckless Endangerment in the first degree (D) felony ; and Criminal Mischief in the second degree (D) felony for his role in randomly shooting a .22 caliber rifle at cars and houses across three counties including Erie, Genesee and Niagara on the evening of July 10, 2012. Nobody was hurt in the spree. Easton was arrested on these charges at the Erie County Holding Center on September 19th where he was awaiting adjudication of his recent DWI. He has since been returned to Genesee County Sheriff’s Office to face similar charges in their jurisdiction.
Detective Dan Brinkerhoff lead the investigation from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and was assisted by members of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office; Niagara County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police.