City Police: Man allegedly keeps female ‘against her will,’ resists arrest

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A Cortland man was arrested last Friday after he allegedly kept a female victim “against her will” and resisted arrest in the process, according to a city police report.

The report states that city police officers were called to a Garfield Street residence for “a domestic argument.”

City detective lieutenant Dan Edwards confirmed with The Cortland Voice that Eric F. Coville, 34, and the female victim got into an argument. This led to Coville allegedly shoving the victim “to the ground” and holding her “against her will,” the report notes.

The report also states that Coville allegedly refused “to let her up or leave.”

City officers attempted to arrest Coville, the report states, but he “struggled and fought with officers” prior to being placed under arrest.

Coville has been charged with second-degree unlawful imprisonment and resisting arrest (both misdemeanors), and harassment (a violation).

Edwards noted that Coville could have further charges against him in the near future, stating that Coville is “stalking the female victim.”

Coville was processed, arraigned and released. He is slated to appear in city court at 9 a.m. June 24.