West Hurley man menaced someone with an axe, police say

A West Hurley man was arrested over the weekend on multiple charges after allegedly menacing someone with an axe during a domestic dispute at his home.

On Sunday, July 6, state troopers from Kingston and Shokan responded to a report of a domestic dispute at 5 Birch St in West Hurley.

According to a New York State Police press release, during the dispute, Patrick McGlynn, 29, allegedly choked the victim and menaced the victim with an axe.

McGlynn also physically prevented the victim from leaving the residence and interfered with a phone call the victim tried to make for help, police said.

The victim was able to escape the residence unharmed, fled to a neighbor’s home and called 911.

McGlynn was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was also charged with second-degree unlawful imprisonment, second-degree menacing, fourth-degree criminal mischief and obstruction of breath, all misdemeanors.

He was arraigned before Town of Woodstock Judge Richard Husted who issued an order of protection. He is slated to appear in Hurley town court at a later date.