28 September 2022
Major Jeffrey A. VanAuken
Troop C Commander

Update: On September 28, 2022, New York State Police at Norwich and members of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrested Corey J. Sawyer, age 22 of Norwich, NY after stabbing two people in Chenango County.


Sawyer has been charged with:

  • Two counts of the class “A” felony of Attempted Murder in the second degree
  • Two counts of the class “B” felony of Assault in the second degree
  • Four counts of the misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child

Troopers were dispatched by Chenango County 911 to a residence on State Route 80 in the town of Otselic just before 1:30 a.m. for a report of an assault. 

An investigation revealed that Sawyer stabbed two people with a knife during a domestic dispute.  One victim is an adult and a second victim is under the age of 17.  The victims were both taken to Chenango Memorial Hospital then later transported to Wilson Medical Center. Both sustained non-life-threatening injuries.  Three other children under the age of 17 were at the residence when the incident occurred. 

Sawyer was also transported to Chenango Memorial Hospital due to injuries he sustained prior to Trooper’s arrival.  He was treated and released. 

Sawyer was processed at SP Norwich and arraigned before a judge.  He was remanded to the Chenango County Jail on $250-thousand cash bail, $500-thousand bond or $1-million partially secured bond.  His next court date was set for October 4, 2022.

Original Release: New York State Police at Norwich are investigating a reported domestic incident that led to the stabbing of two individuals in the town of Otselic early this morning.
The victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment and are currently in stable condition. There is no threat to the public. The suspect was taken into custody by members of the New York State Police.
More information will be provided when it is available. 

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