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Genesee County man arrested for allegedly assaulting sheriff's deputy

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Posted at 1:50 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 13:50:15-04

VILLAGE OF GAINESVILLE. N.Y. (WKBW) — The Wyoming County Sheriff's Office says a Genesee County man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a sheriff's deputy.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies responded to State Route 19 on September 23 for reports of 26-year-old David Schmieder walking in the middle of the road obstructing traffic and acting irrationally.

Officials say when deputies arrived Schmieder refused to follow orders and allegedly punched a deputy in the head. A short struggle ensued and he was taken into custody.

Schmieder allegedly had drugs in his mouth that he refused to spit out, according to the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's deputy was transported to the Wyoming County Community Health System for non-life threatening injuries, Schmieder was transported for treatment of a medical condition.

Schmieder was arrested on October 1 upon his release from ECMC, he faces the following charges as well as a probation violation:

  • Assault in the second degree.
  • Tampering with physical evidence.
  • Obstructing governmental administration in the second degree.
  • Resisting arrest.
  • Disorderly conduct – obstructing traffic.