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Crime & Courts

Cortland man charged with choking, cutting woman

Police called to home Monday after apparent altercation

Kameron Farmer
Kameron Farmer

SYCAMORE – A Cortland man faces battery charges after police say he attacked two women Monday.

Kameron C. Farmer, 25, of the
300 block of Somonauk Road, was charged with aggravated domestic battery and domestic battery after police say he choked one family member and threw two to the ground, according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

If convicted of the more serious charge of aggravated domestic battery, Farmer could face up to seven years in prison.

According to court records, Farmer wrapped his hand around a woman’s throat and squeezed, choking her because she was being too loud.

The woman told police that she could not breathe, according to court records, and police reported seeing red marks and a small cut on her throat, which they say was caused by Farmer’s fingernails.

Farmer pushed the first victim down, and when another family member came to break up the fight, he pushed her down as well, according to court documents.

In court Tuesday, Farmer’s mother said he could stay with her if he was released.

Judge Robbin Stuckert ordered Farmer released on his signature and that he be placed on pretrial supervision.

She also appointed the public defender’s office to represent him.

Farmer’s next court date is 3 p.m. Nov. 18.

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