NY Man On Jury Duty Wanted In Ohio

AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York man reporting for jury duty has been taken into custody after authorities said a records check revealed he's wanted in Ohio.

James Geiger, of Sciopo, reported to the Cayuga County Court for grand jury duty on Tuesday and indicated on jury forms he had been convicted of a felony in Ohio. Court officials contacted Ohio authorities, who said Geiger was wanted on a warrant for larceny and welfare fraud charges.

A felony conviction disqualifies a person from serving on a jury.

Geiger told an upstate judge he's not the man wanted by Ohio authorities. The judge set cash bail at $500 and adjourned the case until Oct. 21.

Geiger's lawyer, Joseph Sapio, did not immediately return a call for comment.