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Feb 19, 2013 10:57 AMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Montauk Man Arraigned In County Court On Three Counts In Amagansett Hit And Run

Feb 19, 2013 11:32 AM

Edward L. Orr, 30, pleaded not guilty in Suffolk County Criminal Court on Friday to three charges in connection with the hit-and-run death of John Judge, 61, in Amagansett last October.

Mr. Orr was indicted on February 13 on two new counts, in addition to an initial felony count of leaving the scene of an accident. He was arraigned on the first count in East Hampton Town Justice Court on February 8 following an arrest at his home in Montauk by East Hampton Town Police on February 7.

The two new counts are tampering with physical evidence, a felony, and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.

In county court on Friday, Mr. Orr was arraigned on all three counts before Judge William Condon, who set cash bail at $250,000. Mr. Orr did not post bail, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, and was returned to the county jail in Riverside, where he has been held since his arraignment in East Hampton. He was still in jail as of Monday.

Mr. Judge, who lived in Amagansett, was found on Main Street on October 23 after being hit by a vehicle and pronounced dead at Southampton Hospital, according to East Hampton Town Police. According to Town Police, evidence recovered at the scene linked Mr. Orr’s vehicle to the fatality.

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.

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Excellent work by EHT PD detectives and all other agencies. As reported elsewhere the details of the investigation are impressive. Well done!
By PBR (4852), Southampton on Feb 14, 13 5:08 PM
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not guilty ... be a man for once in your life
By 5-0 (44), Montauk Point on Feb 16, 13 2:41 PM
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Not the way our justice system is set up.
By dnice (2307), Hampton Bays on Feb 16, 13 6:51 PM
How do you call that NOT GUILTY??!!
By johnnyhampton (77), Southampton on Feb 16, 13 9:51 PM
The law is at times like a common bathrobe: "One size fits all".

The fortunate, and at times unfortunate reasons we have the system we do is to separate the "Grey", from the "black and white".
By Mr. Z (10032), North Sea on Feb 18, 13 9:44 PM
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