Freetown man arrested for allegedly attacking his mother


David C. Bamberry (Photo: Cortland County Sheriff's Office)

FREETOWN, N.Y. — A Cortland County man faces a felony assault charge after allegedly striking his mother in the face with his fist following a verbal argument at their home on Halloween night, according to the sheriff's office.

On Oct. 31, officers from the Cortland County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a physical domestic incident at a home on E. Freetown Texas Valley Road in Freetown.

An investigation revealed that David C. Bamberry, 36, had gotten into a verbal argument that turned physical after he attempted to prevent his mother and her husband from leaving the home where the three resided.

He then struck his mother in the face with his fist, causing her injury that required immediate medical attention, authorities said.

Bamberry was charged with second-degree assault, a class D felony, and two counts of second-degree unlawful imprisonment, a misdemeanor.

He was arraigned in Cortlandville Town Court and taken to Cortland County Jail without bail. He is scheduled to reappear in town court Friday.