PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man was charged after an alleged domestic incident here July 1.

City police officers responded to a call about a possible order of protection violation, Chief Levi Ritter said, and found John J. Hunt, 19, and an alleged female victim.

After confirming that the victim was the protected party of an order against Hunt, Ritter said, Hunt was arrested and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of controlled substance, second-degree criminal contempt and third-degree assault, all misdemeanors, and second-degree strangulation, a felony.

An investigation into the incident found that Hunt had allegedly gotten into an altercation with the woman after she attempted to prevent him from consuming drugs.

He allegedly grabbed her by the neck and pinned her against the wall, Ritter said, before throwing her to the ground, choking her with one hand and punching her in the face with the other, causing her to lose consciousness.

He was arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court the same day and sent to Clinton County Jail.

Bail for the assault charge was set at $1,000 cash or $5000 bond and bail for the strangulation charge was set at $2,500 or $10,000 bond for the strangulation charge, according to city court.

He was still in jail as of Wednesday afternoon and is set to reappear in court today.

PLATTSBURGH — A man received felony driving while intoxicated charges here July 9.

Kevin D. McGlynn, 23, was arrested following an investigation into an incident that occurred July 7, a Clinton County Sheriff's Department press release said. 

McGlynn was allegedly found to have operated a motor vehicle while intoxicated on that date, and that he had a previous DWI conviction in the last 10 years, the release added. 

McGlynn had been brought the the University of Vermont Health Network, Champlain Valley Physician's Hospital July 7 for treatment and was arrested by deputies upon release from the hospital.

He was charged with DWI with a previous conviction, a felony, and speed in zone, a traffic violation, and was issued appearance tickets returnable to Plattsburgh Town Court in August. 


— by Staff Writer Ben Watson 


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