Nov 13, 2013 Jason Emerson Uncategorized
Both the Manlius teen arrested for a village graffiti incident and the Cazenovia couple arrested on their wedding night after being involved in a allegedly bar fight and then resisting arrest have had their village court appearances, initially scheduled for Nov. 6, postponed until December 18.
According to village court records, the Manlius teenager’s attorney requested an adjournment for one month, while the attorney for Richard J. Bradley, 24, and Ashley P. Stowell, 23, both of Cazenovia, was out of town and the case was therefore rescheduled.
The Nov. 6 court appearance for Bradley and Stowell was not completely uneventful, however, since Bradley, who did appear in court, was arrested in the courtroom by Cazenovia village police and charged with criminal nuisance in the second degree — a consequence of his decision, the night of his Sept. 13 arrest, to urinate on the wall of the Cazenovia police station holding cell.
Both the graffiti case and the newlyweds’ bar fight case were the talk of the community when they occurred in August and September, respectively — one for its seriousness and one for its absurdity.
The 16-year-old Manlius teen, whose name cannot be released because he is a minor, turned himself in to village police and was arrested on Aug. 14 after admitting his role in spray painting the four-foot-long word “Loner” on the Lakeland Park bathhouse on Aug. 4. Although there have been more than 15 graffiti incidents in the village since July, the teen admitted only to the Lakeland Park incident, and the Cazenovia Village Police continue to investigate the crimes and believe there are more suspects still at large.
The teen was arraigned on the Class E felony charge of criminal mischief Sept. 4 in Cazenovia Village Court by Judge Timothy Moore, where he was given a 10 p.m. curfew for the teen and mandated that he complete 15 hours of community service before he returned to court on the original Nov. 6 date. Moore has indicated that the teen will have to pay restitution to the village for the cost of the damage caused by the graffiti, according to court records.
The case of Bradley and Stowell occurred the night of Sept. 13 when village and county law enforcement officers responded to a call of a large fight in progress at Henneberg Tavern between a group of white males and females and a group of black males, apparently as the result of racial slurs. Both Bradley and Stowell resisted arrest at the time, with Stowell being so agitated that she was handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car and eventually pepper sprayed. Bradley was held at the Cazenovia station before being charged by the sheriff’s department with one count of disorderly conduct. While Bradley was in the Cazenovia station holding cell, however, he urinated on the wall.
The couple spent their wedding night in the Madison County Jail.
Both the graffiti and the bar fight cases will be heard at the Wednesday, Dec. 18, session of Cazenovia village court, which begins at 5 p.m.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican and Eagle Bulletin newspapers.