Sheriff Richard J. Devlin, Jr. announces the arrest of a Town of New Lisbon man following a domestic dispute on May 27, 2020. Under the new NYS bail reform guidelines the suspect was released at arraignment.  Joshus Donnelly, 32 of New Lisbon, was charged with Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation, plus Arson in the 5th Degree.

On May 27, 2020, law enforcement was dispatched to a 911 open line at a residence in the Town of New Lisbon. Upon patrols arrival it was learned that Donnelly had assaulted a female victim who resided at the residence as well as attempted to set fire to the residence before fleeing the scene.

Prior to locating Donnelly he returned to the residence where a second 911 call was placed. Donnelly was found hiding in the residence and taken into custody.