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Throop standoff ends peacefully, but not before victim assaulted by suspect

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The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported domestic incident at a residence in Throop on October 22 around 6:44 a.m.


Upon their arrival, authorities moved a victim to the Public Safety Building for an interview, while other deputies tried to establish contact with the suspect, identified as Kenneth W. Currier.

Currier had barricaded himself inside the residence, refusing to come out.


The subsequent investigation revealed Currier had assaulted the female victim with a case of beer, dragged her out of the home, and disabled her cell phone as she tried to call 911 for assistance.

After an hour-long standoff and mediation by Currier’s family, he surrendered peacefully and was taken into custody.


Kenneth W. Currier faces charges of third-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Following his arraignment in CAP court, he was handed over to Cayuga County Jail and subsequently released in line with New York State Bail Reform Laws.

The Cayuga County 911 team assisted the Sheriff’s Office throughout the incident.