Former corrections officer accused of assault receives one year interim probation

NORWICH – Former part-time corrections officer, U.S. Marine and Iraq War veteran Edward J. Knuth Jr. pleaded guilty to one count of second degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon – a class D felony – in county court yesterday and will serve a one year interim probation prior to being sentenced.

On July 31, Knuth was charged with second degree criminal possession of a weapon – a class C felony – and first degree unlawful imprisonment – a class E felony – following an alleged domestic dispute which occurred on July 30. At that time, he was accused of detaining, choking and threatening his girlfriend while armed with a loaded .380 automatic Diamondback pistol, with which he did “intentionally hit his girlfriend in the forehead,” according to the plea deal. Knuth was also charged with a trio of class A misdemeanors following the incident: third degree assault, second degree menacing and criminal obstruction of breathing.

There's more to this story! You're only seeing 38% of the story. Subscribe now to get immediate access to the rest of the story as well as our whole online offering.

Today's Other Stories

© 2018 Snyder Communications/The Evening Sun
29 Lackawanna Avenue, Norwich, NY 13815 - (607) 334-3276
Create an Account Forgot Password Help
pennysaver logo greatgetaways logo
We're on Facebook