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Chenango County Man Indicted for Facebook Threats and Possession of Firearms

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK – James Kenyon, age 52, of Smithville Flats, New York, was arraigned today on an indictment charging him with transmitting a threat to injure another person and unlawfully possessing three firearms while subject to a domestic violence order of protection.

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Craig L. Tremaroli, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), made the announcement.

The charges filed against Kenyon carry a combined maximum term of 20 years in prison and a term of supervised release of up to 3 years.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

Kenyon was arraigned today in Albany, before United States Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Stewart, and released pending a detention hearing.

The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The FBI is investigating the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan S. Reiner is prosecuting this case.

Updated January 25, 2024

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime