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Police: Wolcott man barricades himself inside closet to avoid officers after violent Waterloo domestic

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Early on May 25 around 12:03 a.m., Waterloo Police arrested John LeFlore, 24, of Wolcott. LeFlore faces charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Harassment in the Second Degree, and Obstructing Governmental Administration.


Police allege that LeFlore threw the victim to the ground and onto the hood of a vehicle while a one-year-old child was inside the vehicle. Additionally, LeFlore and the victim allegedly left the child unsupervised in the vehicle for about 20 minutes while they entered a second-story residence.

When officers attempted to arrest him, LeFlore reportedly obstructed them by trying to barricade the door and hiding in a closet until law enforcement found him. He was taken to the Seneca County Correctional Facility for central arraignment, and an order of protection was requested for the victims.

The Waterloo Police Department was assisted by the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police.