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Wolcott man charged with assault, unlawful imprisonment

Police report the arrest of a Wolcott man following investigation into report of a family trouble.

According to a news release, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joshua Penta, 34, of Wolcott for assault, criminal obstruction of breathing, unlawful imprisonment, and criminal mischief.


Charges allege that Penta struck a victim in the face and took her phone as she attempted to call emergency services. Additionally, he prevented the female victim from leaving the location.

Penta was remanded to the Wayne County Jail to await arraignment.



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