NORFOLK - A Massena man was charged with a felony count of aggravated criminal contempt early Friday afternoon after he violated a stay away order of protection by going to his wifes home on state Route 420 in the town of Norfolk.
Massena-based state police charged Anthony T. Larock, 39, of 7 Bishop Ave., Massena, with fourth-degree criminal mischief and the aggravated contempt count.
He was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with no bail set. Mr. Sharlow told Larock the local court was unable to set bail since he has four felony convictions.
Court documents indicated St. Lawrence County Court Judge Jerome J. Richards had signed an order of protection on June 25, 2012 directing Larock to stay away from his wife, Tiffany, following his conviction of a first-degree criminal contempt count. That order expires on June 24, 2020.
He had also been convicted of second-degree criminal contempt, a misdemeanor, on Oct. 19, 2011 in supreme court in Canton.
During the Friday afternoon domestic dispute at his wifes residence at 1597 state Route 420, Norfolk, Larock reportedly punched and broke a picture frame, lacerating his right hand. He was treated and released for that injury at Massena Memorial Hospital.
Troopers also charged Larocks son, Anthony Jr., 20, of 1597B, state Route 420, Norfolk, with second-degree obstruction of governmental administration as part of the same investigation.
He was also arraigned by Judge Sharlow and was sent to the county jail with bail set at $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond.
The younger Larock reportedly told troopers his father was at his Bishop Avenue residence allegedly knowing that was not the case.
He is not here. He left. He night be located at 7 Bishop Ave. in Massena, he reportedly told Tpr. Luis Cruz Jr. during the investigation into the domestic dispute.
Ms. Larock, in a statement she provided troopers, said a verbal argument had broken out after her husband showed up at her residence.
I was trying to tell him that I was scared I was going to lose my kids because of the stay away order of protection between us. I asked him to go back to Massena. I called his sister to see if she could have someone come out and pick him up, she said, noting the argument had never turned physical.
She said she had also wrapped his hand to stop the bleeding after he broke the glass in the picture frame. Then the state police showed up. That is all I know, she noted in her statement to troopers.