April 30, 2014 —
LIBERTY, NY — Gordon Jenkins, the mayor of Monticello, was sentenced to three years probation on April 29, with the first 45 days to be spent in Sullivan County Jail. Jenkins’ attorney Michael Sussman said he would file for a stay of the sentencing while the verdict is appealed. If the stay is denied, Jenkins will have to report to jail on May 1.
The case concerned an altercation outside of Jenkins’ store on Broadway in Monticello in July 2012. Jenkins called police after he became concerned about a customer in his shop who threatened him.
Once the officers arrived, there was a brief altercation and Jenkins accidentally struck an officer. Jenkins was convicted of misdemeanor obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct.