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  • Herkimer man facing multiple charges after domestic dispute

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  • HERKIMER — A Herkimer man is facing multiple charges, including two felonies, after an incident earlier this week.
    Herkimer police said they responded to a report of a physical domestic dispute on Pleasant Avenue at around 4 a.m. on April 12. Police allege Michael Doolen, 23, of Harter Street, had arrived to confront his girlfriend who had fled to her sister’s home to seek shelter after she was reportedly assaulted by Doolen at their apartment.
    Police said Doolen intentionally drove his girlfriend’s vehicle into the side of another vehicle parked in a driveway. Witnesses report Doolen climbed atop the rammed vehicle and kicked out the windshield, police said.
    Doolen fled the scene, but was apprehended at his residence a few minutes later, said police. Doolen then allegedly made threatening statements to kill police officers while in custody, said police.
    Doolen was charged with third degree-criminal mischief and making a terroristic threat, both class D felonies. He was also charged with third-degree assault, driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, having an open container in a motor vehicle, refusal to take a breath test and driving on the sidewalk.
    Doolen was arraigned and was sent to Herkimer County jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bail bond.
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