DRYDEN, N.Y. — A Dryden man is accused of assault and preventing victims from leaving the house or calling police for two days.
The Dryden Police Department reported Wednesday that Scott E. Lonien, 37, of Dryden, was arrested Sept. 23 and charged with the misdemeanors of third-degree assault, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, endangering the welfare of a child, obstruction of governmental administration and fourth-degree criminal mischief.
On Sept. 23, Dryden police along with members of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police responded to a home in the Village of Dryden for a third-party report a physical domestic incident.
When officers arrived, Lonien allegedly refused to let police enter the house and check on the victims. There was a brief standoff, police said, but the victims were able to make it outside to police.
Police say Lonien had assaulted a victim two days prior and had refused to let them leave the home or call police. The victim received medical attention for minor injuries, police said. The other victim was not injured, police said.
Lonien was arraigned Monday in Dryden Town Court and has posted $3,000 cash bail. Lonien is due back in court at 5 p.m. Nov. 6 for a pre-trial conference.