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Freetown Man Chokes, Beats Victim, and Leaves Them on Road; Is Released


The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office responded to the seasonal section of Hoxie Gorge Road in the Town of Cortlandville for a reported assault.

Through an investigation by the office, officer’s determined that 23 year old Allen Osborn of Freetown, had stolen the victims cellphone, while at an address in Freetown, from the victim’s hands. Osborn then drove the victim to the seasonal section of the road where he then choked the victim and engaged in a physical altercation.

Osborn then left the victim on the side of Hoxie Gorge Road and drove away.

Officer’s arrested him and charged him with Grand Larceny in the 4th, Strangulation in the 2nd, both Felonies, and Assault in the 3rd, a Misdemeanor. He was arraigned and processed before then being released under the supervision of Alternatives to Incarceration.

He is scheduled to return to court in Cortlandville and Freetown at later dates.

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