Caleb Donaldson charged with assault

ELMIRA, NY (WETM) – Caleb Donaldson has been charged by a Chemung County grand jury for second degree assault following an incident at the Chemung County Jail.

Chemung County Sheriff Bill Schrom said Donalson hit another detainee several times in the face with a closed fist and fractured a facial bone on July 4th.

Donaldson was arrested for second degree assault and charged in Elmira Couty town.

Donaldson had been arrested several times that year before being charged in connection with a police battle on Diven Ave.

Elmira man indicted after stalemate on Diva Ave; Arrested with six guns and drugs

At around 3:50 p.m. on Monday, April 12, 2021, an Elmira police officer patrolled the Grand Central Ave area. and Norton St. as he observed a wanted subject identified as Donaldson.

When the officer turned the corner, Donaldson immediately began running between the houses. Donaldson was all dressed in dark clothes and a red backpack. The officer knew where Donaldson usually stayed and responded to that place.

At that point, other officials reacted to the area and a perimeter was set up. Donaldson ended up in a residence on Divas Ave. found and surrendered voluntarily. Police say Donaldson threw the backpack away before handing it over and found the bag in the residence.

According to court records, Donaldson was found with methamphetamine, cocaine, a loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol, a loaded titanium .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol, a loaded Taurus .39 special revolver, a Ruger .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol and ammunition, and a loaded IO Inc. Hellcat .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol.

Donaldson was turned over to Elmira Heights police on an arrest warrant from the Chemung District Court.

Donaldson has been charged with 2nd, 3rd and 4th degree criminal possession charges of a controlled substance; sixfold criminal possession of second degree weapons; and five cases of criminal possession of a third degree weapon.

Elmira Heights man charged with gun possession

Donaldson was arrested in Elmira Heights on February 5 when police found a loaded .380 caliber Ruger pistol at a traffic stop. Donaldson was charged by the Chemung County Grand Jury with double gun possession related to the February 5 arrest.

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