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Auburn prisoner accused of sending letter to victim in Seneca County violating court order, arraigned on new charges

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The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Fayette resident as part of an ongoing investigation into a domestic incident.

The original incident took place in August, according to deputies. They say the most-recent arrest took place on September 30th around 7 p.m. when 41-year-old Richard Bruce, of Fayette was returned to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on charges of criminal contempt and aggravated family fofense.


The charges stem from an ongoing investigation into a domestic incident that occurred in Fayette in August. While in the Auburn Correctional Facility, Bruce utilized the help of another inmate at the facility to write a letter to the female victim in Bruce’s original case.

The letter violated an order of protection. Bruce was arraigned on new charges and remanded back to the Auburn Correctional Facility.

He’s set to appear on the new charges in local court at a later date.