Columbia County Man Charged With Attempted Homicide

(Lowville) A Columbia County man was arrested earlier this month on attempted homicide charges. Authorities were dispatched to a Columbia County hospital just before midnight on July 1st for a physical domestic report which included strangulation. Sheriff’s Captain Jason Kocovsky says the incident took place at a campground in the Township of Lowville. He says deputies started an investigation, information was gathered from the victim, injuries were observed, and documented. The captain adds that this was a very serious and significant domestic incident. The alleged suspect was identified as Michael Cisneros. During the investigation, Cisneros was taken into custody without incident and was transported to the Columbia County Jail. The 45-year-old is facing felony charges of Attempted First Degree Intentional Homicide as well as Strangulation and Suffocation. Kocovsky says the sheriff’s office takes domestic incidents very seriously and encourages those who see something to say something by contacting law enforcement. He says if you are a victim of abuse, to reach out for help.