CALEDONIA – A Churchville man was arrested on Sunday on multiple misdemeanor charges after an alleged physical altercation with his girlfriend, apparently involving a shotgun, at a Caledonia apartment.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Matthew Paladino, 29, was arrested for Harassment in the Second Degree, a violation, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor, Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, a class A misdemeanor, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, a class A misdemeanor, after Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a family trouble at 10 a.m. at 319 Center Street, Apartment 1 in the Village of Caledonia.
On June 28, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Deputies responded to the apartment and found that Paladino had become enraged at his girlfriend over a message that he had found on an electronic device. A physical altercation ensued, in front of a three year old child, and property inside the apartment was damaged.
Paladino was taken into custody and charged with It was discovered that Paladino was in possession of a 12 gauge shotgun that he is prohibited from possessing due to a prior felony conviction for Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, for which he spent more than 3 years and 9 months in state prison from March 2008 to December 2011, the maximum for that charge.
Paladino was arraigned in Caledonia Village Court. Judge Riggi remanded Paladino to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $5,000 cash bail. Paladino is being held in the Livingston County Jail and is scheduled to appear back in Caledonia Village Court at a later date.
The investigation and arrest was handled by Deputy Bryan Mann and Deputy Stephanie Schroeder of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office. Assisting was Chief Daniel Chapman of the Caledonia Police Department.