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Penn Yan man arrested on rape, drug charges after search warrant executed

A Penn Yan man is facing rape and drug charges following an incident on Tuesday.

According to authorities, 25-year-old Travis Vermilye is accused of having sex with a person less than 17 years old.

When officers arrived at his home in Penn Yan to execute a search warrant on Tuesday – Vermilye fled. After a brief pursuit, he was taken into custody without further incident.

Officers say Vermilye was in possession of three baggies of heroin, marijuana, and marijuana smoking device.

The charges filed against Vermilye include third-degree rape, unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and obstructing governmental administration.

He was held at the Yates County Jail.

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