JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Post-Journal is reporting that an officer with the Jamestown Police Department charged in March with criminal possession of a forged instrument has resigned.
Jamestown police Chief Harry Snellings told the Post-Journal that 40-year-old Kenneth V. Nellis III resigned May 30 and is no longer with the department.
Nellis was taken into custody March 11 following a domestic violence complaint. He was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a class D felony, following an investigation and placed on administrative leave. A month after his arrest, the Jamestown School Board terminated Nellis’ employment as a school resource officer.
The report says Nellis allegedly possessed a forged and fictitious supporting deposition document with the intent to deceive another person.
On Wednesday, Nellis agreed to an offer by the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office for an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal.