Dutchess County domestic violence suspect arrested in New York City

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POUGHKEEPSIE – A man wanted in connection with a Town of Washington domestic violence incident has been arrested in New York City.

State Police with the assistance of NYPD arrested Ruben Stella, 27, of Millbrook on Thursday. He was charged with the felonies of attempted robbery, aggravated family offense, and criminal contempt.

On September 9, 2020, troopers responded to a residence on Route 44 in the Town of Washington for a domestic dispute. Investigation determined Stella attempted to forcibly steal property from the victim while an order of protection was in place.

Stella fled to New York City, was advised of the charges over the phone, but refused to turn himself in.

A warrant was issued for his arrest and he was located in New York City on February 25.

He was returned to Dutchess County where he was arraigned in Town of Washington Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail, $30,000 bond, or $120,000 partially secure bond.