TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. — Two men who were charged after a domestic assault in Danby in May have pleaded not guilty at their arraignments in Tompkins County Court.

In May, New York State Police charged Ezra N. Broadwell, 24, of Ithaca, with rape, stalking and several other charges. When police initially responded to a domestic incident on Van Dorn Road in Enfield, Broadwell fled on foot into the woods, resulting in a search that lasted nearly 24 hours.

Police said Broadwell was charged in connection with a “domestic assault at a home in the town of Danby; which began during the early morning hours of April 29, and continued until the afternoon of April 30.”

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On Oct. 18, Broadwell was indicted on charges of first-degree rape, second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, first-degree stalking, first-degree reckless endangerment and prohibition on the use and possession of firearms under Environmental and Conservation Law. Another man, 54-year-old Kenneth M. Broadwell, was listed on the same indictment with the charge of second-degree hindering prosecution, a felony.

Ezra Broadwell
Kenneth Broadwell

Ezra Broadwell pleaded not guilty at an arraignment Oct. 26 and Kenneth Broadwell pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Thursday, Nov. 1. Both were arraigned before Judge Joseph Cassidy.

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