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Junius duo charged with unlawful imprisonment

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.

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.