Sackets Harbor woman accused of threatening deputy with butcher knife

SACKETS HARBOR, NY —  Natasha M. Bender, 34, of 218 Dodge Ave., Sackets Harbor, was charged by Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies early Wednesday, Sept. 2, at her residence with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, menacing a police officer, resisting arrest, second-degree harassment and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Ms. Bender is accused of displaying a butcher knife and told a police officer she was going to kill him because he was a “threat,” at about 2:54 a.m. Sept. 2, according to court documents. She also allegedly pulled away and refused to give a hand to be handcuffed, deputies said.

Ms. Bender also allegedly attempted to force a 14-year-old girl to drive a vehicle to Ohio with a 10-year-old passenger because was too intoxicated to drive, according to court documents. She is also accused of damaging marital property and threatening to kill the 14-year-old girl if she call 911 for assistance, deputies said.

She was arraigned in Hounsfield Town Court and released on her own recognizance.