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Two Men Assault Witness in City of Cortland

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On Saturday, February 25th, the City of Cortland Police Department responded to a reported assault at the Riverside Plaza in the City of Cortland.


The assault reportedly took place at the P&C Fresh within the plaza. The victim reported to officers that two men had beaten him up by striking him several times. Officers also learned the victim was a witness in an ongoing investigation against one of the suspects back in January.

Officers found and arrested Kiersten G. Libbery of Cortland, a short time after the assault on Central Ave. He was charged with Intimidating a witness in the 2nd, a Felony, Assault in the 3rd, and Conspiracy in the 5th, both Misdemeanors.

The investigation is ongoing by officers and further arrests are expected, Libbery was sent to the Cortland County Jail and will appear in Cortland City Court next month.

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