Representatives of the Cayuga Nation say three people were arrested, two of which are jailed at this time, following two incidents that unfolded during the morning hours in Seneca County on Cayuga Nation-owned property.
On Saturday, September 3rd around 7 a.m. officers were at 2906 County Road 124 in Romulus with an asbestos inspector who was examining several structures in need of removal.
While on-site officers observed Carlin Seneca, 38, of Seneca Falls, who was wanted by the tribal court on a warrant for felony criminal mischief.
Seneca resisted efforts of officers to arrest him and was placed into custody. In close proximity to Seneca was a loaded 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun and machete, according to a news release from the Cayuga Nation. In addition to the warrant, Seneca was charged with resisting arrest and criminal possession of a weapon, as a felony.
Around 9 a.m. several individuals arrived at the front gage of the Tribal Justice Center on Route 89 in Seneca Falls and attempted to block the entrance with a pickup truck.
Two individuals were taken into custody after that incident, following a brief struggle, according to the Nation. They were identified as Teresa Longboat, 60, and Elijah Jimerson, 35, both of Seneca Falls.
The two were charged with obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. Jimerson was also found to be in possession of metal knuckles, and was subsequently charged with criminal possession of a weapon.
Longboat was released on her own recognizance to appear at a later date. Seneca and Jimerson, who both had weapons charges, were remanded to jail pending further court action.