Charges filed in Orangeville standoff

ORANGEVILLE — Charges have been filed against a man who held police bay for several hours, armed with a handgun, on March 20, Wyoming County sheriff’s deputies said.

Deputies responded to a residence on Krotz Road, in the Town of Orangeville, for the report of a violent domestic that occurred several hours before. A woman inside the house had a nose injury and identified the suspect as Melvin Lensenhuber 64, of Orangeville.

Deputies searched the residence where the incident took place but did not locate Lensenhuber. The victim was then transported to the Wyoming County Community Hospital by Wyoming Ambulance.

Deputies later saw Lensenhuber in the woods behind the residence and were able to make phone contact and determine he was allegedly armed with a handgun. After several hours of negotiations, Lensenhuber gave himself up and surrendered to deputies on-scene.

Lensenhuber was ultimately charged with second-degree assault, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, and two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Lensenhuber was later arraigned in front of Justice Fusani in Warsaw Town Court and committed to Wyoming County Jail in lieu of the DA’s bail recommendation, $20,000 cash or $50,000 bond. He is to appear in Orangeville Town Court at a later date.

State police and Warsaw Ambulance assisted at the scene.

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