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Posted on: January 4, 2023

Man charged with felonies related to Christmas day domestic incident


Date of Arrest: Sunday, December 25, 2022 

Incident Location: Broadway

Township: Fort Edward 

Case # 2020-017949 

INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED: Theodus M. West  Age:47    Address: Broadway Fort Edward, NY 

INCIDENT SUMMARY: According to Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested Theodus M. West, age 47, for multiple charges as they relate to a domestic dispute between himself and a female that he is acquainted with. On December 25th, 2022 West was charged with Burglary in the First Degree, a Class B Felony, Aggravated Criminal Contempt, a Class D Felony, Aggravated Family Offense, a Class E Felony, Assault in the Third Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor, Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor and three (3) counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a Class A Misdemeanor; after an investigation determined that West entered the residence of a female he is acquainted with and during the course of a domestic dispute, physically struck the female and caused physical injury while she was holding a child in her arms. 

West fled the residence on foot but was located a short time later and was taken into custody. 

Officer (s) Handling: Deputy Logan Gillis, Deputy Paul Henry, Deputy John Latour, Deputy Cameron Haring, Sergeant Christopher Murray, and Investigator Terry Markham  

*The charge(s) contained in any criminal complaint are only allegations.  A person is presumed innocent unless and until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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