Infant rescued during dangerous domestic dispute call in Sullivan

By WKTV News

SULLIVAN, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Madison County man is facing numerous charges after State Police say they responded to his residence for a report of a domestic and he answered the door displaying a long gun, before slamming the door shut and trying to barricade himself inside with his girlfriend and their infant daughter.

According to New York State Police, on Wednesday May 30 around 3:48 a.m., Troopers Miles Robertson and Mark Buzzard showed up at 7412 Sandy Hatch Road in the Town of Sullivan for a report of a domestic dispute. Trooper Robertson knocked on the door and heard a gun being chambered from inside.

Authorities said Johnathan Onn, 23, of the residence, opened the door and displayed a long gun before then slamming the door shut and trying to cover the windows of the residence. The troopers evacuated the neighbors and set up a perimeter around the house.

Onn then exited the residence behind his wife, Stacy M. Onn, who was holding their infant daughter.

Trooper Buzzard engaged Onn in conversation and was able to get him to walk away from the residence. As Onn left the residence, Trooper Brian Derochie and Madison County Deputy David Kroll followed behind him. Deputy Kroll blocked the entrance to the residence to prevent Onn from going back in. Onn then sat on the ground and Trooper Buzzard grabbed his right arm in order to get the infant away from him.

The infant was removed from Onn and given to the subject's mother in-law. Onn then rolled on to his stomach and began to kick wildly. Trooper Buzzard was struck in the face and Trooper Derochie was struck in the chest and left knee. Trooper Buzzard utilized his pepper spray administering a one second burst.

Authorities said Onn continued to resist and calmed down only after he was handcuffed.

The responding officers sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Onn has now been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, menacing a police officer, resisting arrest and second-degree assault.

He was arraigned in the Town of Sullivan and remanded to the Madison County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash/ $500,000 bond. He is expected back in court on June 5 at 4:30 p.m.

Onn is also being sentenced on June 1, 2012 in Oswego County Court for charges stemming from a home invasion robbery that occurred in 2011.

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