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Milford man accused of beating victim with door during argument

The Otsego County Sheriff’s Office tells NewsChannel 2 that on Sunday they were called to a home in Milford to investigate a “physical domestic dispute.”

Posted: Oct. 9, 2017 3:10 PM
Updated: Oct. 24, 2017 3:39 PM

MILFORD – A Milford man is under arrest after police say he beat someone with a door during a domestic dispute.

The Otsego County Sheriff’s Office tells NewsChannel 2 that on Sunday they were called to a home in Milford to investigate a “physical domestic dispute.” Deputies allege that during the incident 37-year-old Derick J. Coveny struck a victim in the face with a wooden door, causing injury. Coveny is also accused of choking the alleged victim in front of the victim’s teenage son.

Coveny was arrested on charges of assault, criminal obstruction of breathing, and endangering the welfare of a child. He was arraigned in Hartwick Town Court and sent to the Otsego County jail on $2,000 cash bail. He is scheduled to reappear in court Tuesday evening.

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