Two Penn Yan men, including a correction officer at the Yates County Jail, have been arrested on conspiracy charges following an investigation by the Yates County Sheriff’s Office.
41 year old Mark Dean is accused of illegally bringing undisclosed items into the jail. He’s also accused of conspiring with 59 year old Gregory Hampsey to conceal or destroy physical evidence in the case.
Officer Hampsey, who was suspended by Sheriff Ron Spike without pay pending the outcome of his arrest, was issued an appearance ticket for village court. Dean, who was also charged with tampering with physical evidence and promoting prison contraband, was sent to Yates County Jail in lieu of bail.