Police say they responded to the area of 372 Elmira Road for a domestic incident in Ithaca around 2:16 p.m. on Monday.
Officers learned upon arrival that one of the subjects involved, identified as Julian Jones, 26, of Ithaca had left the scene, but had two active arrest warrants out of Ithaca City Court for menacing and criminal trespass.
Further investigation into the domestic incident resulted in a first-degree harassment charge, which is a family offense under NYS Domestic Violence laws.
A short time after police arrived Jones returned to the scene and tried to re-contact the victim, but was stopped by officers. After attempts to verbally de-escalate the incident – Jones tried to strike an officer with a closed fist.
He was taken to the ground by officers and as the incident continued to unfold – Jones resisted arrest.
During that physical struggle to get Jones into custody – three officers were injured. One was taken to a local hospital and released.
Jones was charged with three counts of felony assault, resisting arrest, menacing, harassment, in addition to the warrants that had been discovered at the start of the incident.
He was held at the Tompkins County Jail on $1,500 cash bail.
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