Skip to content

Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued

Last month Former Seneca County Finance Director Brandi Deeds was indicted a number of felony charges after an investigation into her employment with the County.

At the same time, Former County Manager John Sheppard was also charged with official misconduct.

While Deeds was accompanied by Sheppard to her court appearance in Waterloo last month – he didn’t show up to court this week for his own appearance. That according to a report by Finger Lakes News Radio.

At the time of the original story – Sheppard’s court date was not published or released by authorities. The District Attorney’s Office said in a press release that his appearance was set for an unspecified date.

Officials later confirmed that Sheppard did not appear in court, but noted that a bench warrant would be issued for his arrest.

Meanwhile, Deeds is scheduled to appear in local court next on December 10th.

– By Josh Durso

He serves as News Director of He hosts Inside the FLX available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Send story ideas, questions, and comments to [email protected].