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Weapons Charges Lodged Against Man In Hit-And-Run Investigation

Randall J. Rolison

A Jamestown man charged in connection to a hit-and-run fatality on New Year’s Eve has been indicted on weapons possession charges.

Randal J. Rolison was arraigned in Jamestown City Court Tuesday morning on a three-count indictment. He is charged with three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. A search of a storage unit in Busti led to the discovery of three unregistered handguns, Jamestown police reported.

A search warrant was obtained, with the assistance of the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office, which was executed Friday. Assisting were members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, the Sheriff’s Office, Lakewood-Busti police and the FBI.

Additional charges are pending, Jamestown police said in a news release.

Rolison was operating a tractor-trailer hauling several vehicles early Friday afternoon when he struck Alexis Catherine Hughan, who had been crossing West Sixth Street at the intersection of Washington Street. The car hauler, which continued on West Sixth Street after the accident, was eventually stopped in the parking lot of the Chautauqua Mall.

Hughan was pronounced dead at the scene.

The city man was charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving a death and driving while ability impaired by drugs.

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