MAYVILLE – Thomas B. Jadlowski, 34, of Sherman, who was booked into the Chautauqua County Jail on a second-degree manslaughter charge this afternoon after being indicted by a County Grand Jury following a fatal hunting accident Nov. 22., has made bail.
Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson thanked officials from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for its work in the investigation at the scene. He also thanked the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department for securing the site. and offered a special thanks to the Sherman Fire Department.
“They responded within minutes of the 911 call going out,” he said.
A Sherman native, Swanson said the village is hurting right now.
“I grew up in Sherman. I know the families and most of the people who know these people and it’s a small town and they’re struggling right now because there’s a tragedy effecting a very large portion of that community,” Swanson said. He told WNYNewsNow that he believes there will be no problem seating an impartial jury come trial time.
Investigators charge that Jadlowski shot and killed Rosemary Billquist, 43, who had been out walking her dogs behind her Sherman home, after he allegedly mistook her for a deer. It was the one of two hunting accidents reported in the county this deer season, with a Ohio man allegedly shooting a pickup truck after thinking it was a deer.