Parolee arrested on domestic violence charges

Ernest “Bama” Edwards

BETHEL – A Monticello man, who was recently released from state prison after serving a sentence for robbery, was arrested in the Town of Bethel early Friday morning following a violent domestic incident.

Sullivan County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Bethel address at 3 a.m. for a report of a fight in progress.

Ernest “Bama” Edwards, 38, was taken into custody without incident.

He was charged with the misdemeanors of menacing and criminal obstruction of breathing as well as a violation of harassment.

Edwards was arraigned and remanded to the Sullivan County Jail without bail pending a future court appearance.

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