30 September 2021
Major Todd O. Stratton
Troop C Commander


Two people have been arrested after a dispute at a residence in Tioga County. 

On September 13, 2021 a trooper was dispatched by Tioga County 911 to a domestic dispute at a residence on State Route 34 in Barton.  An investigation revealed that a victim arrived at the address to find Shane A. LaFritz and Jake D. Lineburg at the residence.  A verbal dispute between the victim and LaFritz became physical and he choked the victim, causing the victim to begin to lose consciousness.  The victim declined to be transported to a hospital. 

The investigation further revealed that Lineburg punctured a tire on the victim’s vehicle.  LaFritz and Lineburg left the area prior to the trooper’s arrival. 

On September 14, 2021 the trooper located Shane A. LaFritz, age 30 of Waverly, NY and he was charged with the misdemeanor of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing.  He was also found in possession of suspected drugs and additionally charged with the misdemeanor of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree.  LaFritz was arrested and transported to SP Owego where he was processed then transported to Tioga County Central Arraignment and Processing. 

On September 25, 2021, the trooper was able to make contact with Jake D. Lineburg, age 26 of Athens, PA who voluntarily responded to SP Owego.  He was arrested and charged with the misdemeanor of Criminal Mischief in the fourth degree. Lineburg was processed and released on an appearance ticket to the Barton Town Court on October 5, 2021. 

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