Update: Suspect in Cortland County standoff fled at night

Update 4:57 p.m.

Police say a man who barricaded himself inside his home in the town of Cuyler Monday night was able to evade arrest for about 12 hours before turning himself in.

Debottis, Michael

Debottis (New York State Police)

Police went to the home of 28-year-old Michael S. Debottis to investigate a report that he was sending threatening text messages to a woman in the town of Triangle in Broome County, about 40 miles south of Cuyler.

Troopers confronted Debottis outside his home on Cheningo Solon Pond Road, informing him that he was under arrest.

He then resisted arrest and ran inside his home where he barricaded himself, according to police.

"During the night, under the cover of darkness, he left his residence and evaded the police," police said in a press release.

He turned himself in to authorities Tuesday morning.

Debottis was arraigned in Truxton Town Court for resisting arrest.

He was also arraigned in Triangle Town Court for aggravated harassment. Both charges are misdemeanors.

Debottis' bail is unknown at this time, police said.

Update 11:45 a.m. –

A suspect is in custody following a standoff that began at a home in Cortland County Monday night.

Police have cleared the area and the suspect has been detained, according to New York State Police Sgt. Mikhail Wolchetsky.


Crews blocked access to Cheningo Solon Pond Road Monday morning while police investigated the standoff (Peter Blanchard/Cortland Voice)

Police arrived at the home at around 10:30 p.m. Monday to serve an arrest warrant, Wolchetsky said.

The suspect barricaded himself inside the home for roughly 12 hours.

Police have not released the person's identity or the charges against him, but are expected to release more details later today.


CUYLER, N.Y. – State police are responding to a standoff at a home on Cheningo Solon Pond Road.

According to WXHC, an individual barricaded themselves inside a home at around 10:30 p.m. Monday after troopers tried to serve an arrest warrant.

A portion of the road between Dog Hollow Road and Cuyler Hill Road remains shut down while police investigate the standoff.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.