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Domestic dispute complaint ends with charges against Massena couple

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ASSAULT - MASSENA - Village police charged Jermey M. Lawrence, 33, of 18 Park Ave., Apt. G. Massena, with third-degree assault at 2:48 a.m. Sunday after responding to a domestic dispute complaint. He allegedly threw Cheryl V. Cook, 49, same address, down a flight of stairs during the argument. She complained of pain to her head, neck, knee and arm.

Lawrence was additionally charged with second-degree harassment after he shove a village police officer and with resisting arrest after he failed to comply with orders to place his arms behind his back and then struggled with officers as he was being taken into custody.

He was held in village lockup overnight pending arraignment in village court.

Ms. Cook was charged with obstruction of governmental administration when she intervened when Lawrence was struggling with the police officers. She was released on an appearance ticket.

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