CRIMINAL CONTEMPT - CANTON - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies charged Stephen E. Ashley Jr., 24, of 6271 Route 11, Lot 4, Canton, with a felony count of first-degree criminal contempt, second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child. He allegedly violated the terms of an order of protection during a domestic dispute with his 26-year-old wife. Deputies made the arrest at his residence at 8:50 p.m. Thursday.
Ashley was arraigned by Fowler Town Justice Paul Lamson and released under the supervision of the probation department. The court also signed a temporary order of protection directing Ashley to stay away from his wife and have no contact with her.