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Press Release - Attempted Murder Charge on Case of Extreme Domestic Violence.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

04/15/2016: A Town of Covert man has been indicted for Attempted Murder subsequent to an investigation into a case of extreme Domestic Violence. Sheriff Tim Luce reports that on April 9th, 2016 at about 4:36AM the Sheriff’s Office responded to a Domestic Violence Incident in progress at 4739 Seneca Road in the Town of Covert. Upon arrival deputies observed a female victim with serious physical injuries. There was a large amount of blood and other physical evidence at the scene. The suspect: Don P. Sipp, age 40, of 4739 Seneca Road, Town of Covert—(Trumansburg mailing address), was also present at the scene with minor injuries. Both were transported by ambulance to Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, N.Y. The victim was relayed to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, P.A. and admitted for treatment.  The victim suffered multiple cuts including a cut to the neck as well as cuts to her face. The victim also sustained multiple contusions and fractures to her face and body. The suspect was treated and released from Cayuga Medical and taken into custody.   Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators continued the investigation and processing of the scene. After a preliminary investigation the suspect was charged with two counts of Assault in the 1st degree—(Class B Felonies). He was arraigned in the Town of Fayette Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility with no bail. The investigation continued in conjunction with the Seneca County District Attorney’s Office. Interviews were conducted and a large amount of evidence was obtained and correlated.  The victim was released from the hospital on April 12th, 2016. The case was then presented to the Seneca County Grand Jury. The following indictments were obtained: Attempted Murder in the 2nd degree—(Class B Felony), two counts of Assault 1st degree—(Class B Felonies), Assault in the 2nd degree—(Class D Felony) and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree—(Class D Felony). Sipp continues to be committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on no bail. The victim has been referred to Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes for Victim Services.

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