The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on February 1, 2023 at around 6:15 p.m., Deputies responded to an apartment building in the Town of Ovid for the report of an assault. Following a Sheriff’s Office investigation into the incident, 52 year old Lucy P. Puryear of Ovid was arrested and charged with Attempted Assault 3rd, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation, and Harassment 2nd. Puryear was transported to the Seneca County Jail where she was processed and held for arraignment before the Seneca County CAP Court. Puryear will be expected to appear before the Ovid Town Court at a later date to answer for the charges against her. 23SH02634. 146.