Police: ‘Quick Actions’ Help Woman Reportedly Abducted
FALCONER — A man who police say abducted a woman in Erie County then traveled south to Falconer was taken into custody early Monday, the Ellicott Police Department announced.
The man involved, 43-year-old Jason E. Talley, is facing a host of local charges while others are pending.
In a news release, the Ellicott Police Department said it was notified around 3 a.m. to be on the “look-out” for a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. That vehicle, police stated, had reportedly been forced off the road by a Black male with two passengers being removed a third “abducted.”
Police learned that the vehicle was possibly headed to the Falconer area.
According to Det. Kevin Pierce of the Ellicott Police Department, Talley had residences in both Buffalo and the Jamestown area.
Around 3:10 a.m., the Jeep was located behind a home on Richard Avenue, located west of downtown Falconer near the city of Jamestown line. Officers observed a man open a back door at the property before slamming it shut.
The Ellicott Police Department was assisted with setting up a perimeter around the property by the Jamestown Police Department, New York State Police and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.
A short time later, authorities were “able to call four subjects out of the house,” Ellicott police said.
The woman involved in the abduction was transported to UPMC Chautauqua for treatment of various injuries.
“Quick actions from officers at the scene most likely saved the life of the victim,” Pierce told The Post-Journal. “The combined quick response from Ellicott, Jamestown police, New York State Police and the Sheriff’s Office took a very dangerous individual off the streets today.”
Talley was first transported to the Jamestown Police Department and held while Ellicott police obtained a search warrant for the property and Jeep. He was later moved to the Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment on charges of second-degree menacing, third-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment.
Inside the home, investigators found a pistol and a “small quantity of narcotics.” Additional local charges, as well as charges in Erie County, are expected.
Also located inside the Falconer property were Zaid Mendoza and Desiray Corrigan, both of whom were reportedly wanted out of Cattaraugus County on various charges. Both were later transported to Cattaraugus County by deputies.
Talley has faced charges locally in the past. The Jamestown Police Department last summer announced the man was wanted for “hindering prosecution” in connection to a stabbing that occurred in July 2020 on North Main Street in Jamestown that killed a 23-year-old man. Talley was eventually picked up in Buffalo by members of the U.S. Marshals task force.
The man charged in the fatal stabbing, Carl Sorenson, pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree manslaughter. He was previously indicted on a second-degree murder charge.