Woman arrested for altercation at Main Street bar in the city

(Photo via Woody’s Public House Facebook page).

A Town of Cincinnatus woman was arrested in the early morning of April 30 following an alleged “physical altercation” with another female at Woody’s Public House on Main Street in Cortland, according to a city police report.

The report states that Elizabeth D. Brenchley, 23, engaged in an altercation with the 21-year old female around 2 a.m. April 30. Brenchley allegedly punched the female in the face and choked her “until she could hardly breathe,” the report continues.

The incident prompted city police to arrive and arrest Brenchley. The report notes that the Cincinnatus resident “actively resisted arrest” by “inhibiting officers from handcuffing her and placing her” into a police car.

Brenchley proceeded to “kick an officer in the face,” which led to city police pepper spraying her in order to keep her under control.

Brenchley has been charged with second-degree harassment (a violation), disorderly conduct (a violation), criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and obstructing governmental administration (both Class-A Misdemeanors).

Brenchley was arraigned and released on appearance tickets. She is due to appear in city court at 9 a.m. May 16.