MAYVILLE — A Chautauqua County Grand Jury has indicted a Jamestown man on a charge of second-degree murder in connection with a stabbing last month.
A Chautauqua County Court Clerk tells WNYNewsNow that Carl W. Sorenson, 28, was indicted on Thursday. Sorenson was arraigned Monday in front of Judge David Foley and plead not guilty. The Clerk adds that bail was set at $350,000 cash/$700,000 property bond.
The next scheduled date is October 5 at 10:30 am for an Omnibus hearing.
A motion dismissing the second-degree murder charge against Jamestown man Carl Sorenson was denied during a preliminary hearing in Jamestown City Court July 17.
Public Defender Ned Barone entered the motion on behalf of Sorenson, saying that the defendant is “entitled to a preliminary hearing.”
Chautauqua County First Assistant District Attorney Derek Gregory, however, says there’s “no basis” for a dismissal. Gregory says the District Attorney’s Office is proceeding to a Chautauqua County Grand Jury with the case.
District Attorney Patrick Swanson will be handling the prosecution.
Jamestown Police charged Sorenson 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. July 6.
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 July 7 by investigators at his apartment on Washington Street in Jamestown.
A reward, meanwhile, is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a man wanted by Jamestown Police and the U.S. Marshalls in connection with the case.
According to Buffalo Crime Stoppers, $2,500 is being offered for information on Jason Talley.
Jamestown Police Captain Robert Samuelson tells WNYNewsNow’s Matt Hummel that Talley is wanted in connection with the Brandon Holland murder case.
Talley is believed to be in the Buffalo or Rochester area. Samuelson confirmed on Tuesday that police are still actively looking for Talley.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (716) 867-6161.
Tips can also be submitted by dowloading the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App in the Apple App store or Google Play store.