Syracuse man faces multiple charges in alleged Constantia home invasion

Published Nov 6, 2018 at 4:00pm

TOWN OF CONSTANTIA — Accused of breaking into a residence armed with a knife in Oswego County and attacking two people, a 30-year-old Syracuse man is facing multiple charges.

State police said Paul J. Lell, of 539 Tennyson Ave., unlawfully entered a home on Route 49 in Constantia armed with a kitchen knife at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, and then he injured the female homeowner and her male friend. Troopers said Lell also damaged some of the woman’s property while inside her home.

Lell is charged with one count each of first-degree burglary, a class B felony, fourth-degree possession of a weapon and fourth-degree mischief, troopers said.

He was arraigned in Town Court and was sent to county jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. He is scheduled to reappear in court.