Three cited in underage drinking detail

GAINESVILLE — A four-time ex-convict who was released from parole in August was arrested Saturday after an investigation into a domestic dispute, state police said.

Troopers were called to a house in Gainesville about 4 a.m.

Jayson M. Connolly, 46, was charged with misdemeanor criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation for allegedly choking a woman.

He was issued an appearance ticket for a later date in Town Court.

Connolly was released from state prison in April 2016 and was on parole until Aug. 20.

He had been sentenced to four to eight years in prison for a 2012 conviction for falsifying business records.

Connolly was in Genesee County Jail when he used another inmate’s personal identification number to repeatedly contact a woman with a court order of protection against him.

It was Connolly’s fourth state prison term.

He served a two-year term for a 1997 grand larceny conviction in Wyoming, a three-year term for a 1997 criminal sale of marijuana conviction in Wyoming and another three-year term for a 2001 burglary conviction in Steuben County.

Connolly has been arrested several times since his last release from prison, including a 2018 charge for identity theft and a 2019 reckless driving arrest in Buffalo.

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