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.