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Westchester Man Caught With 'Improvised Weapon' While In Prison

Alexander Welch-Vanzile
Alexander Welch-Vanzile Photo Credit: New York State Police

An inmate from Northern Westchester at the Fishkill Correctional Facility is facing a new felony charge after being caught by corrections officers with an alleged illegal weapon.

A law enforcement investigation into an incident that took place on Dec. 15 last year found that Cortlandt resident Alexander Welch-Vanzile, 22, allegedly was in possession of an improvised weapon made from a sharpened piece of metal while he was incarcerated at the facility.

Welch-Vanzile was arrested and charged with a felony count of first-degree promoting prison contraband. Following arraignment in the Town of Fishkill Court, Welch-Vanzile was remanded back into the custody of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to resume his sentence.

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