Cincinnatus man charged following domestic dispute

FREETOWN, N.Y. — A Cincinnatus man was arrested Thursday in connection with a reported domestic dispute that was reported in the town of Freetown over the weekend.

On Saturday, patrol officers from the sheriff’s office responded to a home in Freetown for a report of a domestic disturbance.

A person who lived at the residence told police that their estranged boyfriend came to the residence and the two became involved in a verbal altercation. The argument escalated, and the boyfriend damaged the person’s vehicle, the sheriff’s office said.

The boyfriend left the scene prior to police arrival; however, he was identified by the victim and witnesses involved during the investigation.

Joseph J. Belknap, 29, of Cincinnatus, turned himself into authorities on Thursday. He was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.

Belknap was arraigned in Freetown Town Court and released on his own recognizance.