Man accused of trying to kill self and wife


CORNWALL — A local man was arrested July 20 after allegedly threatening to kill his wife and himself.

State police responded to a 1 a.m. report of a disturbance at 285 Sharon-Goshen Turnpike (Route 128), at an apartment above the Little Guild of St. Francis Animal Shelter.

Joshua Bentz, 28, had allegedly attacked his wife when she returned home. In her statement to police, she said Bentz was upset that she had left him without cigarettes. He then attempted to strangle her on their bed.

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