CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – A man from Halfmoon is accused of strangling a victim who had an Order of Protection against him.
State Police say David Brendese, 41, violated an active Order of Protection on September 12. He allegedly strangled the victim at his residence.
Brendese was arraigned for Strangulation and Criminal Contempt, both felonies.
A "stay away" Order of Protection was then issued by the Judge, barring Brendese from the residence. He was released when a family member posted $25,000 cash bail.
Brendese was followed by members of the State Police after he was released. Those officers say they witnessed Brendese enter the same residence he was just barred from.
He was arrested again on Criminal Contempt, a misdemeanor charge. It is a lower grade from the previous Criminal Contempt charge due to the limitation the First Degree statute requires on specific, generally violent, violation of the Order of Protection.
Brendese was arraigned for the second time in the Town of Halfmoon Court and was released on $1,000 cash bail by a family member.
He will be back in court on October 9.
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