Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

LIBERTY – Two Sullivan County men were arrested recently following two separate incidents.

Kevin Nathaniel

In the first incident, Village of Liberty Police arrested Kevin Nathaniel, age 66, on Oct 6, 2017, after an investigation into a menacing incident following a report of a man who pulled a knife on another customer at ShopRite and threatened him.

An investigation alleges Kevin Nathaniel hid the knife under a large storage container prior to police arrival in attempt to prevent police from locating it, according to officials.

Nathaniel was arrested on scene and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence, both felonies. In addition he was charged with Menacing 2nd degree, a misdemeanor.

Nathaniel was arraigned in the Town of Liberty Court and remanded to the Sullivan County Jail without bail by the Honorable Judge Kirk Orseck.

Eric Solstein

In the second incident which occurred on Oct, 2, 2017, Village of Liberty Police Department arrested Eric Solstein, age 62 of Bethel, after an investigation into a slashing that occurred on North Main Street in Liberty.

The victim came into the Liberty Police Department lobby about 5:30 a.m. bleeding from an apparent slash wound to his hand, said officials.

An investigation alleges the victim had been slashed on his hand by Solstein who entered the apartment in which the victim was sleeping, assaulted him and then fled the scene.

Officials said Solstein surrendered himself to the Liberty Police Department.

He was charged with Assault 2nd degree, a felony, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degree, a misdemeanor.

Solstein was arraigned in the Town of Liberty Court. The Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office made a recommendation of bail in the amount of $10,000 cash or secured bond.

He was remanded to the Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $7,500 cash or secured bond at his arraignment by the Honorable Town of Liberty Judge Harold Bauman.


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