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Bride and groom arrested on wedding night for bar fight

— A Cazenovia couple spent their wedding night in jail last week after being involved in a bar fight at Henneberg Tavern and then resisting arrest when Cazenovia Village Police and Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the disturbance.

According to police reports, 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. While village police and county sheriff’s deputies attempted to arrest Richard J. Bradley, 24, of Cazenovia, who had just been married that night, the new bride, Ashley P. Stowell, 23, of Cazenovia, interfered with the arrest and yelled at the officers. Stowell was warned by police to stop her actions, and, when she did not stop, handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car. Stowell continued to yell and began kicking the car window and door. When she refused to stop, a sheriff’s deputy had to use pepper spray on her to keep her from breaking the window, according to the police report.

Stowell and Bradley both refused medical treatment at the scene once CAVAC arrived. They were brought to the Cazenovia police station where Stowell was arraigned before Village Judge Timothy Moore, ordered held on $500 bail and transported to the Madison County Jail.

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. A criminal charge for that action will most likely be brought against him by the Cazenovia Police Department, said Chief Michael Hayes.

Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at editor@cazenoviarepublican.com.

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