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Press Release - Domestic Violence Arrest / Standoff



On March 18, 2018 at about 2:34pm, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Kelly B. Drennen, age 59, of 5687 Colonel’s Drive, Romulus, New York, following the report of a domestic disturbance that occurred at his residence.  The initial 911 call reporting the incident occurred at 1:23am on March 18th when a female victim escaped from the residence and reported that Drennen was armed with a pistol and had threated her with it.  The female victim also reported that Drennen had choked her during the incident.  Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene and attempted to make contact with Drennen, but he refused to cooperate and would not come out of the house. Deputies set up a perimeter and called in Sheriff’s Office Negotiators , who spoke with Drennen throughout the night, in an attempt to end the incident peacefully.  Eventually, Drennen exited the residence at about 230 pm  and surrendered to Sheriff’s Deputies.  Following the arrest, Sheriff’s Investigators executed a search warrant at the residence and seized the pistol and an unregistered AR-15 assault rifle accompanied by eleven (11) large capacity feeding devices with a large supply of .223 caliber ammunition.


Drennen was charged with the following:


Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony

Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation, a Class A Misdemeanor

Unlawful Possession of Certain Ammunition Feeding Devices (11 counts), a Violation


Drennen was arraigned in the Varick Town Court where he was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $300 cash bail/$600 secured bond.  Drennen is to reappear in the Varick Town Court on March 21, 2018 at 7pm.  A Class A order of protection was also issued on behalf of the victim.  At the current time, Drennen posted bail and has been released from the Correctional Facility.


The New York State Police, New York State DEC Police, South Seneca Ambulance, Seneca County E-911, and New York State Electric and Gas also assisted the Sheriff’s Office during the incident.  The victim was also provided services by Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes.

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