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District Attorney

Jason Schmidt has taken an oath to uphold the New York State Constitution and the United States Constitution. Mr. Schmidt has gratefully accepted the duty to represent the People of the State of New York and, specifically, the People of Chautauqua County by seeking justice for all its residents. His job is to pursue the truth by evaluating the evidence in each case and, where there is evidence, hold those persons responsible who commit crimes in our community. 

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DA’s Office and Jamestown Police Partner for Community Buy Out at Tarp Skunks Game

The District Attorney's Office and the Jamestown Police Department are excited to announce a community buyout event for the Jamestown Tarp Skunks game on Wednesday, July 17th at 6:30 p.m.

Probation Violation Sentencing

Billy Heilman, age 38, of Panama, was sentenced Monday, July 1st, in Chautauqua County court by Judge Da

DA Announces Murder Indictment

District Attorney Jason Schmidt announced Monday that Sean Thomas, age 26, of Jamestown, New

Assault Conviction Announced

Codie Swartz, age 24, of Jamestown was sentenced Monday , June 17th, by Judge David Foley to a determinate state

Chautauqua County Grand Jury Issues Manslaughter Charges in Death of 16-Month-Old Child

District Attorney Jason Schmidt announced Wednesday that Matthew Nuttall, age 26, of Jamesto