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Ex-Cayuga County elected official who was fugitive for more than 20 years appears in court

The ex-elected official from Cayuga County accused of being on the run from law enforcement for more than two decades was denied bail on Monday.

William Jones, the former Mentz town supervisor, skipped sentencing for a 1998 conviction on a weapons charge. The 71-year-old was taken into custody last month.

The Auburn Citizen reports that Judge Fandrich told Jones that medical issues would be considered as part of an update to his pre-sentencing report. On Monday, Jones was represented by defense attorney Rome Canzano.

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