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Monticello arrest after domestic dispute

April 5, 2013

Monticello police arrested Luis Soto Montanez (55) of Monticello on Thursday 4/4/13. Montanez was charged with felony criminal possession of a weapon in the 3rd degree and misdemeanors for reckless endangerment in the 2nd degree, menacing in the 2nd degree and obstructing breathing and circulation.

At 5:30 PM Thursday Monticello police responded to a reported domestic dispute in a residence at the Delano homes in the village of Monticello. Investigating officers found that during the dispute Montanez did intentionally grab a 46 year-old female around her throat obstructing her breathing.

Montanez also had placed a kitchen knife to the victim’s throat and threatening her. Montanez was arraigned before acting village of Monticello justice Martin Miller and remanded to the Sullivan county jail on $2500.00 bail pending further court action.