Masai Andrews, a 41-year-old from Endicott, found himself in trouble with the law after an incident on Saturday, April 20, 2024.

Andrews was arrested and charged with Obstructing Governmental Administration following an event titled "Smoke Weed Outside the Binghamton Police Station." He was accused of intentionally interfering with deputies attempting to take an individual into custody.

Destructive Behavior in Custody

While in custody at the Broome County Sheriff’s Office, Andrews took his disruptive behavior to another level. He was placed in an interview room where one of his hands was secured to the wall via a handcuff. In an attempt to free himself, Andrews used a chair provided to try to pry on the handcuff. Unfortunately, his efforts led to the chair being rendered unusable as he bent and broke its leg.

Following this, Andrews requested an ambulance to evaluate his wrist, claiming it had been injured due to the tightness of the handcuffs. However, it was later discovered that he had been using the chair as leverage to try to free himself. EMS personnel responded, but Andrews refused any medical treatment.

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Shortly after the handcuffs were removed, Andrews continued his destructive behavior by kicking the interior handle of the interview room door and rendering it inoperative. Subsequently, a warrant was issued for Andrews for Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree, a Class E Felony.

Broome County Sheriff's Office
Broome County Sheriff's Office

Surrender and Consequences

On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, Andrews turned himself in at the Sheriff’s Correctional Facility Visitation Lobby. He was taken into custody without incident and processed on the felony charge. Andrews now awaits Central Arraignment as he remains in custody.

Sheriff Fred Akshar condemned Andrews’ actions, stating "This is an example of needless destructive behavior by a grown man," and emphasized the efforts of the law enforcement team to process Andrews efficiently and without further incident.

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