23 January 2020
 
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Captain Daniel Lyons
Acting Troop A Commander


  
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 
On January 22, 2020, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) out of SP Amity arrested Mark A. Sarama, 31 of Mayville, NY for Kidnapping 2nd (B Felony), Burglary 1st degree (B Felony) 2 counts, Robbery 1st degree (B Felony) 2 counts, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree (C Felony), Grand Larceny 4th degree: Firearm (E Felony) and Resisting Arrest (A Misdemeanor).

On January 22, 2020 at approximately 3:30 A.M., Troopers out of SP Amity responded to a 911 call for an unknown, unwanted armed male in a residence on Emerald Street in the Village of Fillmore.  Troopers confronted Sarama outside the residence by the victim’s vehicle.  Sarama did not comply to commands and Troopers were able to physically take him into custody.  Upon taking Sarama into custody he overdosed on narcotics he had previously taken and received medical treatment at Jones Memorial Hospital.  The victim was taken from in the residence to the vehicle at gun point to get more money at the ATM when Troopers arrived. 

Further investigation revealed that Samara went to another residence on Emerald Street earlier on January 22nd and struck a 90-year-old victim with a handgun, knocking him unconscious.  The suspect discharged the weapon in the residence then stole a flat screen TV and cash.  This was reported by the 90-year-old victim who contacted police and he was treated by EMS for non-life threatening injuries.

Sarama stole the pistol from a third location on Emerald Street where he was staying.
Sarama was released from Jones Memorial Hospital Sarama was processed at SP Amity.

Sarama was arraigned in the town of Hume Court and remanded to the Allegany County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash or $200,000 Insurance Company Bond or $300,000 Partially Secured Appearance Bond.  The felony hearing is scheduled later in January 2020.
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