Cortland man shoves police officer; also threatens to kill individual with weapon

(Photo Source: Kevin L. Smith of The Cortland Voice).

A Cortland man was arrested twice in the span of a week-and-a-half, according to city police reports.

According to the reports, the first incident involving Tristen C. Libbey took place in Beaudry Park. Officers located Libbey in the park appearing “incoherent and intoxicated,” the report stated.

Officer attempted to get medical help for Libbey, but he became “belligerent and combative,” the report noted. Officers told Libbey to stop, which led to him shoving one of the officers. After Libbey continued to be aggressive, officers used a taser on him.

Libbey was arrested and charged with second-degree criminal obstructing governmental administration (a Class-A Misdemeanor) and second-degree harassment (violation). He was then transported to the hospital for treatment.

The second incident occurred on Jan. 20. Libbey got into an argument with a female victim. He displayed a large kitchen knife to the victim and threatened to kill her with it, the report stated.

The victim was able to get away from the incident and report it at the city police department. Officers located Libbey, recovered the knife at the scene and filed an order of protection in favor of the victim.

Libbey was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon (a Class-D Felony) and second-degree menacing (a Class-A Misdemeanor). He is currently being held at Cortland County Jail without bail and is due to appear in city court at a later date."