A Cortland man was recently arrested twice by Cortland Police Officer’s after two separate incidents within ten days of each other in the City of Cortland.
On Wednesday, January 11th, Cortland Police were dispatched to the area of 500 Northcliffe for a Medical Assist. Upon arrival officers were informed that Tristen C. Libbey was in the area and was acting out and appeared to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.
Officers were able to find Libbey in Beaudry Park and appeared incoherent and intoxicated. As officers tried to offer medical help for him Libbey became combative towards officers and shoved one of the officers while ignoring orders to stop. CPD eventually used a taser to take Libbey into police custody.
He was charged in this incident with Obstruction Governmental Admin. 2nd, a Misdemeanor, and Harassment in the 2nd, a violation. He was given appearance tickets and was treated at a local hospital.
Then on Friday, January 20th, CPD began to investigate a disturbance that occurred at 37 Madison Street in the City of Cortland. Through this investigation, officers were able to determine that Tristen C. Libbey engaged in an argument with an adult female and displayed a large knife at the victim while also threatening to kill her at the scene.
The victim was able to flee the scene and made it to the Police Station to report the incident to officers. CPD was able to locate Libbey and arrested him at 37 Madison St. Officers were able to find the knife Libbey used to threaten the victim, an order of protection was also put into place.
Libbey was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd, a Felony, and Menacing in the 2nd, a Misdemeanor. He was arraigned in Cortland City Court with no bail. Libbey then appeared in City Court yesterday and was then released to reappear in court at a later date.