Inmate held for bank robbery injures corrections officer

Posted 16 October 2013 at 2:05 pm

Rothmund in his July mug shot

Press release
Orleans County Sheriff Scott Hess

ALBION – A corrections officer in the Orleans County Jail was injured this morning during an altercation with Jeremy J. Rothmund, 30, of Rochester. He has been held in the jail since he was arrested July 2 after allegedly robbing the Bank of America in Albion.

Officer Janet H. Koehler, a 15-year veteran, was injured at about 10:30 a.m. during the altercation. Koehler was transported by Central Orleans Volunteer Ambulance to Medina Memorial Hospital, where she is still being evaluated at this hour. Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Charges against Rothmund are pending an investigation by Sheriff’s Investigator K.M. Strickland Jr. and Jail Superintendent S.D. Wilson.

A separate investigation will be conducted by the New York State Commission of Correction, which oversees the operation of County Jails and Correctional Facilities.

A masked Rothmund took off with about $18,000 from the Bank of America on July 2. He was arrested in Holley thanks to a drive-through bank customer, who provided vehicle identification information to police.

Police said Rothmund was involved in two bank robberies in the town of Greece and another robbery in Monroe County in June.