Watertown woman faces multiple charges after violating refrain-from order

Natasha Bender
Natasha Bender(Jefferson County Correctional Facility)
Updated: Dec. 27, 2020 at 11:34 PM EST
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SACKETS HARBOR, N.Y. (WWNY) - A Watertown woman faces several charges following an incident in the Village of Sackets Harbor earlier this month.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says 34-year-old Natasha Bender of Watertown violated a refrain-from order of protection around 2:20 a.m. on December 13. Officials say she unlawfully entered a Dodge Avenue residence through the back door.

They say Bender had been drinking and began menacing the home’s resident.

She is accused of striking the resident with a closed fist multiple times and threatening him with a kitchen knife to prevent him from rendering aid to Bender’s wrist, which she had cut with the knife during the incident.

Bender has been charged with first-degree burglary with a dangerous Instrument, a Class B felony, first-degree criminal contempt with a weapon, a Class E felony, second-degree menacing with a weapon, a Class A misdemeanor, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon with the intent to use, a Class A misdemeanor.

Bender was arraigned at the Hounsfield Town Court and is being held on $25,000 bail.

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