ONEONTA POLICE DEPARTMENT
For Immediate Release

On January 11, 2016 the City of Oneonta Police Department arrested: Brendan R Murphy, 37 years of age from Oneonta, NY for the following felonies:  Assault in the second degree, class D Felony; Criminal Mischief in the 3rd degree, class E Felony; and the class A misdemeanor of Menacing in the 2nd degree.

All of the charges are subsequent to an investigation of an incident on January 9, 2016 in which Mr. Murphy is accused of striking another person multiple times with a metal pipe causing physical injury in the form of severe bruising. In addition the victim’s cell phone was broken which was valued in excess of $250. Mr. Murphy was held in the City of Oneonta lock-up pending arraignment in City of Oneonta Court.

  • The maximum punishment for a class D felony is a term of incarceration not to exceed 7 years
  • The maximum punishment for a class E felony is a term of incarceration not to exceed 4 years
  • The maximum punishment for a class A misdemeanor is a term of incarceration not to exceed 1 year.
    NOTE: All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

"It is the mission of the Oneonta Police Department to provide professional services with integrity and dedication, to preserve life, to enforce the law, and to work in partnership with the community to enhance the quality of life in the City of Oneonta."