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Man arrested for endangering the welfare of a child in Penn Yan

Police report the arrest of a Penn Yan man after a domestic incident.

According to a news release, the Penn Yan Police Department arrested Kenneth W. Starnes, 26, of Penn Yan after a physical domestic incident that occurred in the village.

Starnes had struck a victim in the head with a cell phone causing physical injury. He also damaged the victim’s vehicle and took her phone when she attempted to call emergency services. Additionally, the incidents took place infant of an infant. Starnes was charged with assault, criminal mischief, and endangering the welfare of a child. An order of protection was issued for the victims.

Starnes was held at the Yates County Jail pending arraignment.