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Junius duo charged with unlawful imprisonment

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The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrests of Frank Burnell, 43, and Jessica Defazio, 38, both Junius residents after an incident over the weekend.

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The two were apprehended on August 4 at 8 p.m. and face charges of unlawful imprisonment stemming from an incident on a local roadway.

According to deputies, the original incident took place on July 18. It is alleged that Burnell and Defazio blocked a victim’s vehicle, effectively preventing her from leaving.

The pair were issued appearance tickets and are scheduled to return to the Town of Tyre Court on September 26.