2014 News Releases

Sheriff's Office
Adrian H. Anderson, Sheriff

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June 5, 2014        Print version

Man arrested after domestic dispute involving a knife

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Germaine T. Robinson, age 23 of the City of Poughkeepsie, for various charges stemming from the investigation into a domestic dispute in the Town of Beekman.

Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence in the Town of Beekman at approximately 8:45 am on 6/4/14 in response to a Dutchess County 911 call for a domestic dispute. Upon arrival Mr. Robinson was present at the residence, and the victims had fled to a neighbor’s house and called 911 from there. Further investigation revealed that Mr. Robinson had allegedly entered the house by force, after which he is accused of getting into a dispute with a female there before threatening her and her infant child with a knife. In addition, Mr. Robinson’s mere presence at the residence was in violation of an Order of Protection previously issued on behalf of the homeowner.

Mr. Robinson was taken into custody at the scene and has been charged with the following:

  • Burglary 2nd degree, Class C Felony
  • Criminal contempt 1st degree, Class E Felony
  • Menacing 2nd degree, Class A Misdemeanor

After being processed, Mr. Robinson was arraigned at the Town of Beekman Court and was remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond. The exact location of this incident, the identities of the victims, and the relationship between Mr. Robinson and the victims are being withheld in order to protect the privacy of domestic violence victims.

As in any criminal case, the charges described here are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The investigation is continuing and more information may be released as it becomes available.