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Domestic incident leads to road shutdown, arrest

by Shelby Toth - News Editor
Wed, Mar 21st 2018 02:00 pm

A man from the town of Sweden is facing charges after an incident occurred on Redman Road.

According to a release from the Office of the Sheriff for Monroe County, On Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 10:05 a.m., the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) responded to a house on Redman Road, after a domestic dispute was reported happening in the driveway. It was reported that a man was smashing the windows out of a vehicle. 

As reported by the Democrat & Chronicle, the man was later identified as Curtis P. Howden.

As per the release, a woman started to flag down passing vehicles for assistance, leading to one passerby stopping. The man who stopped injured his shoulder after being wrestled to the ground by Howden. 

After that, another passerby stopped to intervene, which triggered Howden to run into the house. He then refused to leave.

Brockport Police and Brockport University Police helped to set up a perimeter for the MCSO on Redman Road, as well as issuing a “hyper-reach” to alert surrounding houses of the situation unfolding. 

The deputies then attempted to convince Howden to exit the house, without any luck. The deputies then acquired a warrant and entered the house, taking Howden into custody at 1:58 p.m.

During this incident, as previously mentioned, a perimeter was established by the Brockport Police and Brockport University Police. The perimeter caused a section of Redman Road to be shut down. The section closed was set between New Campus Drive and Fourth Section Road.

The road remained closed for upwards three hours, forcing traffic to detour around the blockade.

The female in the driveway, as well as the first passerby who stopped, were taken to and treated at Strong West Memorial Hospital in the village of Brockport.

As later reported by the Democrat & Chronicle, Howden is being charged with first-degree criminal contempt, second-degree strangulation, second-degree assault and second-degree criminal mischief. All charges are categorized as felonies. On top of the previously listed offenses, Howden was charged with one misdemeanor, third-degree assault.

Accoding to the Democrat & Chronicle, “Howden was arraigned in Sweden Town Court and was remanded to Monroe County Jail in lieu of $7,500 cash bail or $15,000 bond.”

The investigation remains ongoing.