Serious Domestic Violence Arrest

On February 17, 2023, at about 4:30pm, Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested David S. Laird, age 29, of 12 Lakeview Circle, Scipio, New York, on several charges related to a serious domestic violence investigation. It is alleged that Laird burglarized the same occupied residence in the early morning hours of February 15th and February 17th in the Village of Lodi. During the first burglary, Laird allegedly stole property inside the residence and fled the scene after taking the female victim’s vehicle without consent. It is also alleged that Laird intentionally damaged the vehicle before abandoning it nearby. During the second burglary, Laird allegedly assaulted a male victim inside the residence, stole property, and fled the scene. The male victim suffered a physical injury, but did not seek medical attention. Laird is known to the female victim and they had formerly been involved in a relationship.

Based upon the investigation, Laird was charged with the following:
Burglary in the First Degree (two counts), Class B Felony
Burglary in the Second Degree, Class C Felony
Assault in the Second Degree, Class D Felony
Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, Class E Felony
Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree, Class A Misdemeanor
Petit Larceny (two counts), Class A Misdemeanor
Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, Class A Misdemeanor

Laird was held at the Seneca County Correctional Facility and will be arraigned in the Seneca County Centralized Arraignment Court. A request will be made for an order of protection on behalf of the victims. Sheriff’s Investigators worked closely with Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes in an effort to provide victim services.

Sheriff’s Investigators were additionally assisted by members of the Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol Division, Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office, and New York State Police. The investigation is ongoing and additional suspects may be charged in the future.