UPDATE: Saturday, noon
Edward L. Orr, 30, pleaded not guilty in Suffolk County Criminal Court on Friday to three counts in connection with the hit-and-run death of John Judge, 61, in Amagansett last October. Judge William Condon set cash bail at $250,000 at Mr. Orr’s arraignment in Riverhead on Friday. He did not post bail, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, and was returned to jail, where he has been held since an arraignment in East Hampton Town Justice Court on February 8.
A grand jury indicted Mr. Orr on February 13 of one felony count of leaving the scene of an accident without reporting it, one felony count of tampering with physical evidence and a misdemeanor count of criminal mischief. East Hampton Town Police had arrested him on the first count on February 7 after linking his vehicle to the fatality through forensic evidence, they said.
Mr. Orr is being represented by Gordon Ryan, an attorney with a practice in Montauk, according to the D.A.’s office and online court records, which indicate that the next court date is a conference scheduled for March 20.
The man who prosecutors say struck and killed an Amagansett man with his vehicle in October before fleeing the scene is facing new charges.
Edward L. Orr of Montauk was indicted on Wednesday in Suffolk County Criminal Court on two added counts—of tampering with physical evidence, a felony, and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor—in addition to the felony count of leaving the scene of an accident on which he had been arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court last Friday.
He is scheduled to be arraigned before Judge William Condon in County Criminal Court on Friday, February 15, according to online records for the New York State court system.
After an investigation that stretched more than three months, Mr. Orr, 30, was arrested by East Hampton Town Police on February 7 in connection with the hit-and-run death of John Judge, 61, of Amagansett on Amagansett’s Main Street on October 23. According to Town Police, evidence recovered at the scene linked Mr. Orr’s vehicle to the fatality. Mr. Orr was remanded to the Suffolk County Jail in Riverside on Friday after failing to post $250,000 bail.