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.