UPDATE: JPD Officer Suspended Without Pay After Felony Charge

A domestic violence complaint has led to an officer with the Jamestown Police Department being suspended without pay.

Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings confirmed that 40-year-old Kenneth V. Nellis III has been jailed on a charge of felony second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. Nellis, a four-year member of the police department, was taken into custody Monday evening at a 230 Schuyler St. residence in Jamestown.

Snellings said he could not comment on the forged instrument charge, though he said it involved “official documents.” Nellis was the subject of the original complaint, though Snellings said he didn’t anticipate further charges.

The investigation remains ongoing.

“We received a complaint and as a result we made the arrest,” Snellings said.