Chestnut Ridge man gets max in domestic violence case

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NEW CITY – A 23-year-old 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 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 after found him guilty 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.”

Senior Assistant DA John McGowan prosecuted the case.