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Deposit Man Charged with Five Felonies in Domestic Dispute; Released

A man who fled police two times in the Village of Deposit and faces 11 charges was arraigned and then released into the community. New York’s bail reform law went into effect on January 1. A rally against the reform was held Tuesday at the state capitol in Albany.

On February 3 around 3:00 p.m., members of the Broome County Sheriff’s Warrant Division received a tip on the location of Robert J. Kinzer, age 31, of Deposit, who had a warrant for his arrest.

Kinzer was involved in a domestic incident in the Village of Deposit on January 1 but fled the scene before law enforcement arrived; subsequently a warrant was issued for his arrest. On January 8, Kinzer was seen in Deposit and when approached by law enforcement, fled on foot, evading capture.

Kinzer was taken into custody without incident when he went to meet his probation officer.

Kinzer was charged with the following crimes:

  • -Robbery 1st Degree Class B felony
  • -Burglary 1st Degree Class B felony
  • -Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree Class D felony
  • -Aggravated Family Offense Class E felony
  • -Grand Larceny 4th Degree Class E felony
  • -Criminal Mischief 4th Degree Class A misdemeanor
  • -Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd Degree Class A misdemeanor
  • -Menacing 2nd Degree Class A misdemeanor
  • -Criminal Obstruction Breathing Class A misdemeanor
    -Resisting Arrest Class A misdemeanor
  • -Obstructing Government Administration 2nd Degree Class A misdemeanor

Kinzer was arraigned on the 11 charges at the Broome County Sheriff’s Correctional Facility for Central Arraignment before a magistrate. He was released on his own recognizance.