State police: Disorderly Laurens man told dog to attack troopers

State police in Otsego County say they received a report for a physical fight between two people at a home on County Road 12.

Posted: Feb 28, 2019 4:50 PM

LAURENS, N.Y. – A disorderly Laurens man was arrested for telling his dog to attack state police following a dispute call, troopers say.

State police in Otsego County say they received a report for a physical fight between two people at a home on County Road 12.

When they arrived, the victim allegedly told troopers that 32-year-old George Odbert III would not let them leave the home, but after using pepper spray – the victim was able to leave.

After telling state police they weren’t pressing charges, Odbert allegedly became disorderly and slammed the door on officers, resisted restraint attempts, and told his large dog to attack.

He was pepper sprayed by state police, and eventually arrested.

Odbert was charged with three counts of third-degree menacing, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration.

He was arraigned and remanded to the Otsego County Jail.

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