Ovid man faces array of felony charges after string of domestic incidents, fleeing police over the weekend

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office says a 45-year-old Ovid man was taken into custody on a number of warrants and pending charges after several domestic incidents this month.

Steven Johnson, 45, of Ovid was arrested on Monday around 3:32 p.m.




He faces an array of charges related to the following incidents:

– A domestic incident on October 7, where Johnson is accused of damaging and stealing property from a person with an active court order against him. He was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and petit larceny.

– A domestic incident on October 8 where Johnson broke into a residence occupied by that protected party. He was charged with felony burglary, second-degree contempt, and fourth-degree criminal mischief.




– A domestic incident on October 11 where he communicated with the person identified as a protected party and victim in the string of incidents. He was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

– Then on October 24, Johnson was found at a residence with the protected party. He fled the scene and faces a felony count of criminal contempt, first-degree harassment, unlawful imprisonment, obstructing government administration and resisting arrest.

Finally on October 25 around 3:30 p.m. Johnson was taken into custody. While being taken into custody he was charged with an additional count of resisting arrest.

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by New York State Police. He was held at the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await arraignment.


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