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Pretrial motions adjourned in former official’s case in Seneca County

Pretrial motions have been adjourned.

Defense Attorney James Doyle, who is representing former Seneca County Manager John Sheppard made the request for pretrial motions to be adjourned on Wednesday.

A new date has not yet been set, according to the Finger Lakes Times.

Sheppard was charged with one count of official misconduct. He’s accused of threatening disciplinary action against Emergency Management Director Melissa Taylor in 2017.

Former Finance Director Brandi Deeds also faces a number of charges, including several felony counts. Her case is active as well.


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