Members of the Monticello Police arrested Anthony Ronald Torre, age 30, of Monticello on Tuesday, November 29.
MONTICELLO, NY — Members of the Monticello Police arrested Anthony Ronald Torre, age 30, of Monticello on Tuesday, November 29. Torres was charged with the felonies of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd degree and Criminal mischief in the 3rd degree. He was also charged with the misdemeanors of Menacing in the 2nd degree and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation.
At 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Monticello Police responded to a 911 report of a domestic dispute involving a knife inside a residence located in the Sleepy Hollow apartment complex at Terry Lane in the Village of Monticello. During the dispute, Torre had choked and then placed a KABAR-style knife to the neck of a 32-year-old female acquaintance. Torre had also used the knife to strike and destroy various property inside the residence belonging to the victim. Torre had fled the residence prior to officers arriving on the scene.
At 6:25 p.m., Torre was observed by Lt. Mark Johnstone inside a convenience store on Forestburgh Road. As Torre exited the store he saw the officer with weapon drawn approaching him. Torre pulled the KABAR knife from inside his jacket and threw it down. Torre then was ordered down to the ground and then taken into custody by Monticello Police without further incident. Torre was arraigned in the Village of Monticello Justice Court before Judge Douglas Solomon. Torre was remanded to the Sullivan County Jail on $50,000 cash, $100,000 bail bond, or $200,000 secured insurance bond pending further court action. Torre is currently on parole until 9/2024 for a prior conviction of attempted Robbery in the 1st degree and has additionally been charged with violation of parole.
The filing of an accusatory instrument is merely an accusation and every person arrested is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
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