CHARLESTON, N.Y. (NEWS10) — According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, an Esperance man was arrested on Tuesday following a domestic incident. Richard Knaupp, 63, faces a slew of charges.

On Tuesday, deputies from the Montgomery COPunty Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in Charleston for a reported physical domestic incident. Deputies say they found Knaupp violated a stay-away order of protection and had taken a cell phone away from a victim, preventing her from calling 911. Knaupp also allegedly damaged property during the incident that he didn’t own.


  • Second-degree burglary
  • First-degree criminal contempt
  • Third-degree criminal mischief
  • Second-degree aggravated harassment
  • Third-degree coercion
  • Fourth-degree criminal mischief
  • Criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation

Knaupp was processed and arraigned in Palatine Town Court. He was later released on his own recognizance.