Owego Man Accused of Choking Tioga County Sheriff’s Deputy
A Tioga County man faces five felony counts after he allegedly attacked a deputy sheriff with a pipe.
Authorities say 48-year-old Michael Kelly Jr. of Owego was arrested following the violent confrontation early Wednesday morning.
According to the Tioga County sheriff's office, Kelly became irate after a sergeant found him in a damaged vehicle on North Avenue in Owego.
Kelly allegedly attacked the sergeant with a pipe. The two wound up on the ground, where the sergeant sustained a head injury. Kelly then is said to have choked the sergeant.
Two state troopers arrived on the scene and used a Taser to take Kelly into custody. He is charged with assault, strangulation and criminal mischief.
The sergeant was treated at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City and released.
Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: firstname.lastname@example.org or (607) 772-8400 extension 233.
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