Men from Parishville and Norwood have been accused of violent offenses during domestic disputes Monday, one of whom was sent to the county jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.
St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies allege that Wesley P. Bell, 23, 466 B County Rt. 48, Norwood, assaulted his girlfriend with a knife and a shovel handle at their residence in the town of Stockholm, while their child watched. The woman’s eyeglasses were broken. Deputies said they also found that last Friday, Bell had choked his girlfriend to the point of unconsciousness, again in the presence of their child.
Bell was charged with felony assault, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal mischief. and criminal obstruction of breathing/circulation, and has been remanded to the St. Lawrence County Correctional facility on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.
Bell was arraigned in Stockholm Town Court, and an order of protection was issued for the alleged victims.
Eric J. White, 35, of 88 Flow Dr., Parishville, is accused by sheriff’s deputies of slapping and kicking a victim several times in the presence of his children, and of interfering with the victim’s breathing with his hands on the victim’s throat. Deputies also said he touched the victim’s private areas during the dispute.
White was arraigned before Parishville Town Court before Judge Dunning on charges of two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, forcible touching, and criminal obstruction of breathing, all Class A misdemeanors, and second-degree harassment, a violation. He was sent to the county lockup on bail of $500 cash or $1,000 bond. He is to be back in court on Aug. 16.