Former CO charged

Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media A former officer at Greene Correctional was arrested on felony charges.

COXSACKIE — A former officer at Greene Correctional Facility was charged Thursday with multiple felonies for allegedly falsifying reports while he was employed at the facility, State Police Troop K Public Information Officer Steven Nevel said Friday.

Mark Schomer-Dodd, 25, of Selkirk, was charged with two counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, one count of first-degree falsifying business records and one count of tampering with physical evidence, all class E felonies, and official misconduct, a misdemeanor, Nevel said.

Schomer-Dodd resigned from state service on July 16, 2020, said Rachel Connors, deputy director of public information with the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

Schomer-Dodd allegedly fabricated a report following an altercation between two inmates while he was employed as a corrections officer at Greene Correctional Facility, Nevel said.

He was issued tickets to appear in Coxsackie Town Court on Nov. 2, Nevel said.

“The department has zero tolerance for illegal actions in its facilities, and investigates all allegations of staff misconduct,” Connors said. “Anyone found to have committed a crime inside a DOCCS facility will be held accountable and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

The case was referred to state police by the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Office of Special Investigations.

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