When someone is issued an order of protection from someone else, it means a total order of protection.  Not just sometime.  An order of protection is filed when there is a threat of harm between two parties, and is issued to protect the victim from another party.  These orders are serious and are meant to separate two parties until a criminal case can be adjudicated.  An Oneonta man has found this out the hard way and is now facing a mountain of criminal charges.

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Tadd A. Sherwood, 33, of Oneonta, N.Y., had been charged with an order of protection in a recent case.  He was jailed at the Otsego County Correctional Facility in Cooperstown, N.Y., awaiting a trial on this charge.  After an investigation by the officers at the correctional facility, however, it was discovered that Mr. Sherwood made numerous contacts with the protected party.  This was in direct violation of his order of protection.  Dur to this, Mr. Sherwood was charged on April 30, 2021 with a violation of his protective order while incarcerated and was charged with several numerous violations.

Because of his actions while incarcerated at the county jail, Mr. Sherwood added 19 more charges against himself for his behaviors.  The 19 charges are for Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree.

So, it is important to remember that an order of protection means just that, whether you are in jail or not.

Congratulations to all involved at the Otsego County Sheriff Department and those at the Correctional Department for making sure that this violation of the order of protection was uncovered.


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