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September 26, 2018

Oswego Man Facing Felony Charges


OSWEGO, NY – On June 28, at approximately 7:46 a.m., Oswego City Police were dispatched to 127 W. Seneca St. for a reported burglary.

Upon arrival, investigation by responding officers determined that 49-year-old Jose A. Clavell Sr., of 17 Yates Ave., Oswego, had allegedly forcibly entered the residence intending to confront his estranged wife.

Once inside, Clavell is alleged to have physically assaulted a man and displayed two knives during the altercation.

He also reportedly slapped a 13-year-old girl.

The female wasn’t injured.

The assault victim suffered an injury to his thumb, and Clavell also suffered minor injuries during the altercation.

The alleged actions by Clavell also constituted a direct violation of an order of protection against him, issued by Oswego City Court and ordering him to refrain from such actions against his estranged wife.

Clavell was on scene upon police arrival and was immediately taken into custody.

He was subsequently arraigned by the Honorable James Metcalf, Oswego City Court judge, on the following charges: two counts of first-degree burglary, a class B felony; one count each of second-degree assault, a D felony; and first-degree criminal contempt, an E felony.

Additional charges may be filed pending review of the case by the Oswego County District Attorney’s Office.

Clavell was remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility without bail.

At his court appearance Tuesday, Clavell was denied bail.

He has been held without bail in Oswego County Jail since Sunday.

“All too often we hear of tragedies stemming from domestic incidents such as this. The swift response of the officers who responded to, and investigated, this complaint undoubtedly helped to ensure this was not one of those tragedies,” said Oswego Police Chief Michael Dehm. “And as such, I am extremely proud of all of them. Mr. Clavell will have his day in court, but for now he is where he belongs and the victims can live without fear.”

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