Jamestown Man Remanded To County Jail Without Bail On Murder Charge

Jamestown City Court and City Chambers. 01/28/19

JAMESTOWN — A Jamestown man charged in connection with Monday evening’s homicide was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail without bail Wednesday morning. 

A Jamestown City Court clerk tells WNYNewsNow that Carl Sorenson, 28, appeared for a virtual arraignment. A virtual preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday, July 17 at 9 a.m. in Jamestown City Court.

Sorenson is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Brandon Holland who was stabbed in the chest while walking on the sidewalk along North Main Street between East 4th and East 5th Streets around 10:14 p.m.

Holland was taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital where he died of his injuries.

Sorenson, according to police, is also a New York State Parolee. Officers say he was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon by investigators at his apartment on Washington Street.

Investigators say additional charges are expected as the investigation continues.

This was not a random act of violence and police say is likely a result of a prior dispute.

Sorenson was represented by Chautauqua County Public Defender Phil Cala, while Chautauqua County First Assistant District Attorney Derek Gregory appeared for the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s office.


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