NORWICH – A local man pleaded guilty to criminal contempt in the first degree Monday in Chenango County Court for violating an order of protection. Martin L. Manwarren Jr., 28, outlined the details of the event in question while in court.
On Feb. 10, Manwarren said he knowingly violated an order of protection issued on behalf of his girlfriend by going to her Town of Plymouth residence. He went to the residence and attempted to force his way in, causing the front door to strike the victim. The defendant said his actions were motivated by a desire to see his daughter.