25 June 2020
Major Ruben A. Oliver
Troop B Commander
3rd UPDATE: 

On July 8, 2020, State Police arrested 75-year-old Cheryl M. Wilbanks, of Fort Covington, the grandmother of Lamb, after she assisted Lamb in violating the terms of his probation.

Lamb was arrested on June 26, 2020, arraigned, and remanded to the Franklin County Jail in lieu of bail.  At the time, he was also on probation through Franklin County on unrelated charges. On June 29, Wilbanks bailed Lamb out of jail, and transported him out of state, in violation of the conditions of his probation.  Wilbanks, who is also a Fort Covington Town Justice, was aware of Lamb’s conditions and willfully violated them.   

Wilbanks was charged with one count each of Official Misconduct and Obstructing Governmental Administration, both class A misdemeanors.  She was released on appearance tickets returnable in the Malone Town Court, and Fort Covington Town Court.

On June 26, 2020, State Police arrested Logan D. Lamb, age 22, of Fort Covington, NY, and charged him with Burglary 1st degree,  Assault 2nd degree and Grand Larceny 3rd degree.  He was virtually arraigned and remanded to the Franklin County Jail on $50,000 cash/$100,000 bond. Lamb is due back in town of Bangor court on June 29, 2020. 
The investigation into this incident is ongoing and anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to call the New York State Police at 518-483-5000.  
On June 25, 2020, State Police charged Derrick S. Smith, age 40, of Malone, NY, with Burglary 1st degree, Assault 2nd degree and Kidnapping 2nd degree. Smith was virtually arraigned and remanded to the Franklin County Jail on $50,000 cash bail/$100,000 bond. He is due back in town of Bangor Court on June 29, 2020.

This investigation is ongoing, and anyone who has any information regarding this incident is asked to call the New York State Police at 518-483-5000.



On June 24, 2020, at approximately 8:21 p.m., State Police responded to a residence on Heather Drive in the town of Westville for a report of a male who sustained a gunshot wound to the leg.

A preliminary investigation has revealed the gunshot wound was not self-inflicted, this was not a random act and the general public is not in danger at this time.

The victim was treated at Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone and later transferred to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.  His injuries are not life-threatening. 

This incident remains under investigation and anyone with information concerning the incident can contact the New York State Police at (518) 483-5000.

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