Thursday, January 5, 2017




Chestnut Ridge man gets max in domestic violence case


NEW CITY – A Chestnut Ridge man was sentenced Wednesday in Rockland County Court to one-and-one-third to four years in state prison – the maximum sentence – for his conviction on a charge of felony criminal mischief.

Early on the morning of January 22, 2014, Nicholas Clark, 23, intentionally damaged his wife’s laptop after she confronted him about disturbing photos on his cell phone.

According to trial testimony, he reacted violently, head-butted and verbally assaulted his wife, before smashing and destroying her computer.  According to the charges, Clark fed their condo in Valley Cottage and the victim called 911.

Clark was convicted on September 26, 2016 of the top count presented to them.

“This is another example of how we are working to break the cycle of violence that affects so many families in Rockland County,” said District Attorney Thomas Zugibe. “The lengthy prison term imposed is warranted and just.”


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