Inmate charged with attempted assault
An inmate was charged with felony attempted assault, Otsego County deputies said Monday.
Shawn Richard Bennett, 39, a parolee and inmate, was charged Monday with second-degree attempted assault, deputies said in a media release. He was accused of punching another inmate several times in the head, causing an abrasion to the inmate's face.
Bennett, who is from New Berlin, was arrested in Otsego County jail, where he is being held without bail on an unrelated state parole warrant, deputies said.
Bennett is to appear in Middlefield Town Court on the attempted assault charge, for which he faces a sentence of up to 15 years to life in prison because he has three previous felony convictions, deputies said.
City paving rescheduled due to weather
Monday's and today's paving schedule for city of Oneonta streets has been changed because of the weather, a media release from the Department of Public Service said.
Paving will be done Wednesday on the following streets: Myrtle Avenue, Yager Avenue, Mary Street and Highland Street.
On Thursday, the following streets will be paved: Myrtle Avenue, High Street, Normal Avenue, Monroe Avenue and Overlook Drive.
Residents won't have access to their driveways until after paving is completed, the release said, and parking on the designated streets will be prohibited during paving.
For more information, call the Department of Public Service at 432-2100.