Lakewood Man Arrested In Incident Involving Child

ELLERY – A Lakewood man was arrested following an incident Sunday morning involving a child, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. 

Deputies say they, along with New York State Police, responded to an address on Fluvanna-Townline Road for a complaint. Investigation revealed that Nathan E. Manhart, 44, allegedly took another person’s vehicle without their permission.

Manhart reportedly drove the vehicle to an address on Cherry Hill Road in the Town of Harmony, where he allegedly threatened another person verbally. In addition, Manhart allegedly drove the vehicle in a reckless manner with a child passenger inside of the car.

Manhart was located at the address on Fluvanna Townline Road and was taken into custody on charges of third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, second-degree aggravated harassment and endangering the welfare of a child.  Deputies say he also had active warrants for his arrest for second-degree attempted burglary, third and fourth-degree degree criminal mischief and second-degree aggravated harassment.

Manhart was taken to CCJ and will answer his charges on a later date.


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