The Wayne County Office of the Sheriff reported the arrest on Thursday (2/18) at 4:15 p.m. of Corrections Officer Seth M. Welch, age 26, of South Main Street in Newark, for Promoting Prison Contraband in the First and the Second Degree, Receiving Reward for Official Misconduct in the Second Degree, Official Misconduct, and Criminal Sale of Marihuana in the 4th Degree.
The charges stem from an investigation at the Wayne County Jail which allege Welch supplied inmates with illicit drugs while on duty. Welch was arrested at the Wayne County Jail where he was arraigned CAPS Court and released.
Welch is scheduled to appear in the Town of Lyons Court at a later date and time to answer to the charges. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.
Sheriff Barry Virts immediately suspended Welch pending the outcome of the investigation. An internal investigation into the matter is also pending.
ELBRIDGE: Thomas James DeRenzo’s, age 58, formerly of Clyde, long and courageous battle with cancer ended peacefully at his home in Elbridge on Monday, May 3, 2021, surrounded by friends and family. Intermit will be at the St. John’s Cemetery in Clyde at the family’s convenience. Tommy was born in Lyons on March 24, 1963 […]
WILLIAMSON: Entered into rest on May 20, 2020 at age 63. Lisa enjoyed her work at Ames, Trident Manufacturing and Wayne ARC. A celebration of Lisa’s life will be held on May 15, 2021 at 1pm at the Williamson Driftriders Snowmobile Club: 7639 N. Centenary Rd, Sodus, NY 14551. Online condolences can be expressed at […]