Man Charged with Running After Woman's Overdose

Jacob Putnam

Arcade, NY (WBEN) Wyoming County Sheriff's deputies say an Arcade man ran off instead of helping a woman who died of a suspected overdose.

Deputies say 29 year old Jacob Putnam refused to call 911 to help a 23 year old woman found dead by paramedics. Deputies say a third party eventually called 9-1-1 for help after driving to the scene to help Putnam.

Putnam left the home on Michigan Road on foot as first responders were pulling up to the scene, was found to have two active warrants for his arrest. Putnam was taken into custody by Wyoming County Sheriff’s Deputies following an area search and foot pursuit.   Putnam was found in possession of multiple drugs and drug paraphernalia along with an imitation hand gun.  

Putnam is charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide (Class E Felony), Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree (Class C Felony) Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree (Class D Felony) Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree (Class A Misdemeanor) Resisting Arrest (Class A Misdemeanor).

Putnam is being held without bail because of previous felony convictions.