North Syracuse Man Arrested For Violent Kidnapping

Syracuse, N.Y. - A North Syracuse man has been arrested after a violent attempt to kidnap a woman from her job.

New York State Troopers say that 35 year old Joshua Connelly, from North Syracuse, visited a 29-year-old woman at her job in the town of Pamelia. He forced her to lock all of the doors of the business, choked her, threw her against the wall, and held her to the ground while threatening her with a knife. He then forced the woman to remove the security camera surveillance hard drive from the backroom before forcing her into her vehicle and driving to a Sunoco gas station, there she escaped and called 911.

Connelly now faces the following charges:

  • Kidnapping
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon
  • Grand Larceny
  • Criminal Contempt
  • Menacing
  • Criminal Obstruction of Breathing
  • Harassment

He is currently being held in the Jefferson County Public Safety Building with bail set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

Connelly is scheduled to appear in court on December 19.

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