Two city men were arrested Sunday in separate criminal domestic incidents in Cortland, according to the city police department.
Danny L. Marks, Jr., 25, and Andrew Thuesen, whose age was not listed in a city police news release, were both barred by a court order from contacting the women they targeted and face misdemeanor charges of second-degree criminal contempt, according to police.
Theusen, 6 Argyle Place Apt. 2, was also charged with second-degree burglary, a felony, as well as misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal mischief.
Between 9:57 and 10:06 a.m. Sunday, Theusen entered a 34-year-old woman’s apartment without permission and began damaging the woman’s television, coffee pot and clothing, police said. Theusen tore the woman’s clothes and poured bleach on them, according to the department.
Theusen was arrested at 7:30 p.m., arraigned and was sent to the Cortland County Jail without bail. He is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. Friday in City Court.
Marks was arrested on a warrant at 9 a.m. at the city police station at 25 Court Street for calling a texting a 39-year-old woman who had an order of protection against him multiple times between Friday and Saturday, according to police. The order of protection out of Cortland County Family Court barred Marks from communicating at all with the woman, according to police.
City police Lt. David Guerrera noted Monday that Theulen and Marks did not physically harm or threaten to harm the woman when they illegally contacted them, making their disregard of the court orders a misdemeanor instead of a felony.
Marks was arraigned Sunday in City Court and released to reappear at 9 a.m. Wednesday.