LIVONIA – A Livonia resident is the suspected in an assault and criminal obstruction of breathing case in Livonia.
According to a press release from Livingston County Undersheriff Matt Bean, John Litolff, 32, was arrested for misdemeanor Assault in the Third Degree, misdemeanor Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, two counts of misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Harassment in the Second Degree, a violation.
According to NYS Penal Law Section ‘a person is guilty of Assault in the Third Degree when: 1. With intent to cause physical injury to another person, he causes such injury to such person or to a third person; or 2. He recklessly causes physical injury to another person; or 3. With criminal negligence, he causes physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument.’
According to NYS Penal Law Section 121.11, ‘a person is guilty of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation when, with intent to impede the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of another person, he or she: a. applies pressure on the throat or neck of such person; or b. blocks the nose or mouth of such person.’
Police have arrested Litolff multiple times over the past two years.
Most recently, he was arrested by Geneseo Police in January 2018 for Aggravated Harassment for allegedly threatening another person.
Before that, Geneseo Police arrested him for Petit Larceny for allegedly stealing DVD’s from Walmart.
Before that, NYS Police arrested him for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree for allegedly stealing a vehicle inspection sticker from his employer.
Following arraignment in Livonia Town Court, Litolff was remanded to the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $750 cash bail or $1,500 property bond. Litolff will return to Livonia Town Court to answer charges on a later date.