Oswego (WSYR-TV) – A town of Granby man is facing felony charges after holding a victim for two days despite an order of protection being in place.
The Oswego County Sheriff’s Office has charged Richard Meers, 41, of 1 Jones Rd., with criminal contempt in the first degree, a felony, and menacing in the second degree, a misdemeanor.
The Sheriff’s Office says Meers refused to allow the victim to leave his residence for two days. They also say he threatened her with a steak knife and tied her hands.
They say that when Meers did leave the residence, the victim locked him out. Meers kicked in the door, but the victim was able to escape and call Oswego County 911 from a neighbor’s phone.
Meers was arraigned in Town of Granby Court and taken to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 bond.