Ogdensburg man accused of threatening firefighters, strangling domestic violence victim
OGDENSBURG – An Ogdensburg man faces multiple charges after allegedly threatening firefighters and assaulting, strangling and coercing a victim during a separate alleged domestic violence incident, according to city police.
Christopher Sharland was charged with obstructing a governmental administration, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, aggravated driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and several traffic tickets Oct. 11 after police received reports of an unruly male at the fire station.Police say Sharland allegedly threatened firefighters and attempted to ram the fire station with his vehicle. Sharland allegedly left the fire department upon arrival of patrols. After police stopped Sharland’s vehicle, he fled on foot.
After a brief foot pursuit Sharland was taken into custody.
As the investigation continued into the day, it was revealed that Sharland was involved in a domestic incident within the City of Ogdensburg the previous night.
As a result of that investigation Sharland was also charged with first-degree coercion, second-degree strangulation, first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree assault and second-degree menacing.
Due to the sensitivity of the investigation and in order to protect the victim, police said no further details of the domestic incident would be released at this time.
Christopher Sharland was arraigned in Ogdensburg City Court by Judge Gary Alford and was remanded to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.
The Ogdensburg Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, the Village of Massena Police Department, United States Department of Homeland Security and the St. Lawrence County District Attorney’s office.