Two Canastota men charged after large fight in Oneida

By WKTV News

ONEIDA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Two Canastota men are facing charges after an incident at a local fraternal organization.

According to Oneida Police, Jeremy M. Domena, 33, of Canstota has been charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of marijuana. William P. Lenhart, 35, of Canastota has been charged with second-degree harassment and resisting arrest.

Authorities say the two men were charged after Oneida Police responded to a reported fight involving 30 people and windows being broken at the Owl's Club on Vanderbilt Ave around 5 p.m. on Friday, September 7.

Police say Domena is alleged to have stood on the sidewalk and yelled obscenities despite several warnings from police to stop and is then alleged to have resisted arrest by struggling with police, refusing to comply with commands, and pushing until he was taken into custody.

Lenhart is alleged to have pulled an officer away from assisting in restraining Domena and then is alleged to have resisted arrest by pushing and pulling away, attempting to run and resisting being placed in handcuffs.

Police say they dispersed the crowd with the assistance of the Madison County Sheriff's Office, New York Sate Police, Canastota Police, Sherrill Police and Vernon police.

An officer was taken to the Oneida Health Care Center for a leg injury and was treated and released.

Police say additional charges are pending and the investigation into the damaging of the windows is continuing.

Domena and Lenhart were arraigned and committed to Madison County Jail in lieu of bail and scheduled to appear in court on September 14.

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