NORWICH – Chenango County Court came to order the morning of Jan. 8, 2016 to hear two notable court cases.
Chenango County Judge Frank B. Revoir Jr. presided over each case while District Attorney Joseph A. McBride was present on behalf of the people.
•Damien M. Schlabsz, 21, of Unadilla was previously indicted in October of 2014. Schlabsz was back in court for a return on a bench warrant.
Schlabsz was arrested in 2014 on allegations that he attacked a woman with a knife.
Schlabsz, who was 19 at the time, was arrested by the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation at Sidney for unlawful imprisonment in the first degree, a class E felony; and menacing in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor.
Schlabsz was originally arraigned in the Town of Bainbridge Court and remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 cash bail, or $100,000 bond. He was later indicted on kidnapping in the second degree, a sexually motivated felony; and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree.