On July 6, 2020, at approximately 6 p.m., State Police responded to a residence on State Route 9N in the town of Jay for a report of a domestic dispute.
An investigation at the scene revealed that 27-year-old Ryan E. Lawrence of Jay, took the victim’s phone from her when she tried initially contacting police for help during the altercation. Lawrence also threw a plate at the victim’s TV, causing damage. He was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief 2nd degree, D felony, and Criminal Mischief 4th degree, A misdemeanor. Lawrence was released on appearance tickets for the Jay Town Court.