29 October 2020

 Acting Major Barry Chase
 Troop E Commander


On October 29, 2020, State Police responded to an address in the town of Pulteney, Steuben County, for a report of an adult male, deceased.  As a result of that investigation State Police arrested Sherri A. Ballam, age 57, of Brown Road, Pulteney, New York on 10/29/2020 for Murder in the second degree.  Ballam was committed to the Steuben County Jail awaiting centralized arraignment.  The victim was identified as John L. Ballam, age 63, of Brown Road, Pulteney, New York. The victim is the husband of the suspect, Sherri A. Ballam.  The investigation is on-going and further details will be released in the future.  State Police are being assisted by the Wayland Police Department, Cohocton Police Department,  the Steuben County District Attorney’s Office, and the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office.
On October 29, 2020, at approximately 10:06 a.m., the State Police responded to a residence on Gloades Corners Road, in the town of Pulteney, Steuben County for a report of a deceased male.  State Police investigators are on scene interviewing individuals who reside in the area and are asking anyone with information to call the State Police in Bath at (607)-776-2136.  Investigators believe the death is not accidental, but are not ruling anything out at this time and the investigation is continuing.

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