ASSAULT - MASSENA - Village police charged Cory Tuper, 28, of 111 Woodlawn Ave., Massena, with third-degree assault and resisting arrest after responding to a complaint at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. He allegedly assaulted Mark Lefrancois. Mr. Lefrancois was transported to Massena Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries he sustained in the attack. Tuper was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.
CRIMINAL CONTEMPT - MASSENA - Village police charged Michael A. Dresser, 25, of 6 Lincoln Place, Massena, with second-degree criminal contempt at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Lincoln Place address he shares with Amy Gambaccini. Police said Dresser violated an order of protection.
He was held in the village lockup overnight awaiting arraignment.
Dresser is awaiting sentencing in February after pleading guilty early last month to a reduced count of criminal mischief during an appearance in Massena Village Court.
Dresserpleaded guilty in December to fourth-degree criminal mischief. Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson directed the probation department to conduct a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for Feb. 25.
Village police had charged Dresser with third-degree criminal mischief after responding to a domestic dispute complaint on Aug. 28 during an argument that took place in the presence of four children under 12 years of age.
Police said Dresser destroyed Ms. Gambaccinis dress and purse, threw a glass object across the room and started beating the bumper on her car with a muffler that was reportedly lying on the ground in the yard during that incident.
My boyfriend ... started fighting with me because I wouldnt let him use my phone. Michael told me he was going to destroy all of my clothes, Ms. Gambaccini noted in her statement to police.