Police: Dad allowed son to lie to officers

Posted at 11:21 AM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 11:21:23-04

A Jamestown man is facing charges for allegedly allowing his son to lie on a court document.

Timothy Warrior’s 16-year-old son was arrested in April, after he and three other teens allegedly stole a car from a friend’s property in Kiantone. The teens crashed the car in Jamestown and fled, but were later rounded up by State Police.

Troopers say Warrior’s son was charged with fourth degree criminal possession of stolen property and turned over to Warrior because he claimed to be 15-years-old. His three friends were taken to Chautauqua County Jail without bail.

The teen’s probation officer later contacted troopers and informed them the teen was actually 16-years-old and should have been processed as an adult.

State Police say the 60-year-old Jamestown resident was aware of his son’s correct age but withheld this information from them, allowing the wrong paperwork to be filed with Chautauqua County Family Court.

Warrior is now charged with second degree falsifying business records.