The Real Jesse James Arrested in Clarkstown

Jesse James continues to live up to his name.

The real Jesse James
The real Jesse James

Jesse James, 42-years-old, from Bardonia, was arrested on January 14 and charged with two counts each of first degree criminal tampering and second degree criminal mischief, both felonies.

According to Clarkstown Police, James intentionally cut wires belonging to Verizon Communications at two separate locations, causing a “substantial interruption of telephone, data, and video services to the community and property damage in excess of $10,000 to each location.”

The first alleged incident occurred Monday, January 15 at approximately 9 p.m. on Pineview Avenue in Bardonia and the second alleged incident occurred on Tuesday morning at 2:30 a.m. on Joseph Lane, also in Bardonia.

James was arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court before Judge Craig Johns and remanded to Rockland Correctional Facility in lieu of $70,000 cash bail. He will appear in court on Friday, January 17.

The name Jesse James originally gained fame due to the notorious outlaw, bank robber of the late 19th century. It is also the name of  the motorcycle guru and ex-husband of actress Sarah Bullock, who claims

Photo of 19th century outlaw Jesse James
Photo of 19th century outlaw Jesse James

to be a cousin of the outlaw.



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