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Man, Woman Charged Following Domestic Dispute

OSWEGO, NY – Two people are facing charges in the wake of a domestic dispute in Oswego Town on Wednesday afternoon.

Tyler M. Purchas
Tyler M. Purchas

According to the Sheriff’s Office, at 12:16 p.m., Tyler M. Purchas, 19, of 545 County Route 51A Bldg. 4, Oswego, was arrested for fourth-degree criminal mischief, a class A misdemeanor and second-degree strangulation,  a class D felony, following a domestic in progress incident that occurred at a residence in the town of Oswego.

He allegedly hit the victim in the head and put his hands around their neck and choked them to the point of dizziness along with breaking two wooden chairs.

Purchas was arraigned in the Town of Volney Court by Hon. Judge Kerfien and remanded to the OCJ in lieu of $2,500 cash or $3,000 bond.

He is to return to the Town of Scriba Court on Feb. 16.

During the incident, deputies also arrested Christina M. Demmerle, 19, of the same address.

Christina M. Demmerle
Christina M. Demmerle

She was charged with resisting arrest, second-degree obstruction of governmental administration and second-degree harassment after she allegedly began yelling profanities at patrol as they were arresting Purchas.

After she was asked to go back into the house, she continued to yell profanities and then hit patrol with her purse before punching them in the mouth and then continued to kick her feet, pull her arms away and try to roll away as patrol was in the process of handcuffing her, according to the police report.

Demmerle was arraigned in the Town of Scriba Court by Hon. Judge Adkins and remanded to the OCJ in lieu of $250 cash or $500 bond.

She is to appear in Town of Scriba Court on Feb. 16.