Police confirm Oswego assault suspect’s long criminal history

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Jason Golas

As the investigation into the brutal beating of 55-year-old Deirdre Rogers continues, more information is surfacing about the suspect Jason Golas’ criminal past.

The Oswego County Sheriff’s Office confirms to NewsChannel 9 that this is Golas’ fifth arrest since 2009.

He was most recently released from jail on August 8 after serving 121 days for a choking incident.  

Not even two months following his release, Golas was arrested and charged with assault for allegedly striking Rogers in a home on East Fourth Street in the City of Oswego. 

Rogers was rushed to the hospital and put on life support but later died from her injuries. 

NewsChannel 9 also filed for court documents with statements from two witnesses, including the victim’s boyfriend, who claims he was asleep when the assault happened. 

The other witness was in the kitchen with Golas and Rogers when Golas began bullying Rogers over beer telling her “you didn’t buy it” before eventually getting up and striking her. 

The witness also told police that Rogers fell to the floor, and after he went to fetch Rogers’ boyfriend, he returned to see Golas kicking her on the floor.

The boyfriend placed Rogers upstairs on a bed to rest and when she didn’t wake the next morning he called 911.

Rogers was then rushed to a hospital and placed on life support. Eventually she was taken off life support and move to a nursing home where she passed away from her injuries. 

Golas could face more charges pending results of an autopsy report. 
 

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