Trial against Tompkins deputy accused of assault delayed 1 week


ITHACA, N.Y. — A trial against Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputy Jeremy Vann, which was scheduled to begin Monday morning, will be delayed one week.

Judge Joseph Cassidy said the case was delayed because Vann's attorney, Ray Schlather, just suffered the loss of a close colleague and friend.

"It was very unexpected. He was a young person," Cassidy said.

Cassidy said that out of respect for the case and other people involved, jury selection will instead begin next Monday morning, Sept. 19.

Vann is being charged on a 14-count indictment for allegedly assaulting a woman, grand larceny and burglarizing her home.

He was initially indicted on 16 counts, but the felonies for one count of burglary and tampering with physical evidence were dismissed Friday.

Related: Tompkins deputy indicted on 5 felonies, 11 misdemeanors