Jury Finds Haffa Not Guilty Of Attempted Murder Of Deputy

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MAYVILLE — Justin Haffa, of Cheektowaga, was found not guilty of first-degree attempted murder of a Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputy and first-degree aggravated assault and first-degree robbery by a Chautauqua County jury Wednesday afternoon.

Haffa was convicted of third-degree robbery.

Judge David Foley presided over Haffa’s second trial after he was given a mistrial in September after his defense argued it did not receive a DNA report used by the District Attorney’s Office.

Haffa was arrested Sept. 11, 2016, after he crashed his vehicle in the town of Pomfret. Prosecutors argued Haffa attacked a sheriff’s deputy as she was administering a field sobriety test and later fled the area.

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