ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – A man who is currently being accused of being involved in the murder of an Elmira man on the south side of the city has been charged with allegedly promoting prison contraband.
Kharii Monroe, 21, was initially arrested during the investigation into the death of Israel Luna, along with two other suspects, Fabian Bonaparte and Jullian Rivera.
Luna was found dead in a dumpster near the intersection of Mt. Zoar Street and South Main Street in February.
Monroe was accused of allegedly punching Luna in the head, causing him to fall the the ground and pass out.
Monroe was indicted on two counts of assault.
In July, Monroe was arrested again after he was allegedly pulled over on West Chemung Place in Elmira and found to be in the possession of drugs.
Then, he was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree and several traffic infractions.
Now, the Chemung County Sheriff's Office says he has been arrested for Promoting Prison Contraband in the Second Degree at the Chemung County Jail.
He was issued an appearance ticket to appear at the Elmira City Court at a later date.