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Fracas with deputies leads to three arrests

SILVER CREEK – Two men and a woman ended up in jail following a fracas Saturday with Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies.

One of the men, Seth White, 30, of Irving was charged with punching a deputy in the face. The deputy sustained a facial injury, authorities said.

Deputies were called Saturday afternoon to the scene of a disturbance on Central Avenue. As they investigated, deputies said Veronica Cook, 26, of Irving, became disorderly and punched someone in the face.

Deputies tried to take Cook into custody, but she resisted. White then tried to prevent deputies from making the arrest by punching one of them in the face, according to a police report.

The third defendant, Johnathan Seneca, 36, of Gowanda, tried to prevent deputies from taking White into custody, the report said.

White was charged with second-degree assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Cook and Seneca both were charged with resisting arrest and harassment. Cook additionally was charged with disorderly conduct.

They were arraigned in Town of Sheridan Court and taken to Chautauqua County Jail.

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