Onondaga County Legislator Abbott-Kenan charged with criminal mischief

Legislator says she had ‘a momentary and regrettable lapse in judgment’ before arrest

Onondaga County legislator Julie Abbott-Kenan tells NewsChannel 9 she had “a momentary and regrettable lapse in judgment” prior to her arrest early Monday for criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, in connection to a domestic incident at her Skaneateles home.

Abbott-Kenan spent the night at the Onondaga County Justice Center Jail, before being arraigned in Syracuse City Court, where she pleaded not guilty.

Abbott-Kenan was released on her own recognizance and is due back in court in Skaneateles on November 27th.

According to court paperwork obtained by NewsChannel 9, Abbott-Kenan’s husband, Steven Kenan, told police that on Sunday evening, he and his wife got into an argument that turned physical, with Abbott-Kenan hitting him in the face and breaking his glasses.

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Legislator Previously Served On Skaneateles School Board

Skaneateles Police say Onondaga County legislator Julie Abbott-Kenan, who represents the 6th District, was arrested on Sunday night and charged with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, in connection to a domestic incident.

Abbott-Kenan was taken to the Onondaga County Justice Center Jail, where she was held overnight, before being arraigned in Syracuse City Court on Monday morning.

Abbott-Kenan was appointed to fill a vacant seat in the Onondaga County Legislature in December 2018, replacing Michael Plochocki.

In November, she was elected to represent the 6th district, which includes the Towns of Skaneateles, Spafford, Otisco, Marcellus and parts of the Town and Village of Camillus.

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