27 April 2020

NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major Michael J. Drake
Troop K Commander
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 
Lagrange, New York – On April 27, 2020, the New York State Police from the Poughkeepsie barracks arrested Edward J. Steffens, age 28, of Milton, NY, for Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd degree, a class D felony, Criminal Contempt in the 1st degree, Aggravated Family Offense, both class E felonies, and Menacing in the 2nd degree, a class A misdemeanor.
 
At approximately 12:55 a.m., on April 27, 2020, Troopers responded to a domestic dispute on Overlook Road in the town of Lagrange.  Investigation determined Steffens was visiting the residence of the victim in violation of an order of protection.  Where he allegedly menaced and threatened to kill the victim with a knife.
 
A third party in the residence who overheard the incident came to the aid of the victim, and engaged with Steffens to prevent any further harm.  Steffens suffered a minor injury in the exchange, and fled the scene.  With the assistance of the State Police at SP Highland, Troop F, Steffens was taken into custody, and transported to Vassar Hospital for medical treatment.
 
Steffens was arraigned before the Dutchess County Court, and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail without bail.  Steffens is next scheduled to appear before the court on June 21, 2020, at 1:00 p.m
 
 

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