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Putnam Man Arrested For Bail Jumping By Yorktown Police

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Rikers Island. Photo Credit: File

An inmate incarcerated at the Rikers Island Correctional Facility is facing new charges after allegedly jumping bail in Yorktown.

On Oct. 25, 2016, Putnam County resident Irving Balsley, 44, was arrested in Yorktown for petit larceny, police said. On June 1 the following year, Balsley failed to appear in court, and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

Police announced that on Tuesday, officers were sent to Rikers Island, where Balsley was in custody on unrelated charges. A pair of officers responded to the jail and charged Balsley with a misdemeanor count of bail jumping as well as two charges of petit larceny.

Balsley was processed at the Yorktown Police Department and is being held as he awaits arraignment.

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