Arrest

Extra Space Storage in Saugerties, where an Athens man was arrested and faces charges he violated orders of protection. Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media

SAUGERTIES — An Athens man was arrested Saturday on charges he violated two orders of protection with two protected individuals, Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra said Tuesday.

Devon S. Bronson, 25, was charged by Saugerties Police with two counts of first-degree criminal contempt of a court order, a felony; resisting arrest, obstruction of governmental administration and criminal trespass, all misdemeanors, Sinagra said.

On Saturday, at about 7:30 p.m., police were called to a home on Route 32 after receiving a complaint that an order of protection had been violated.

An investigation established that Bronson had gone to the protected individual’s residence and intentionally initiated contact with two residents, both of whom have full stay-away orders of protection against Bronson, Sinagra said.

While Bronson was at the location, he also unlawfully entered the home, Sinagra said.

Bronson left the residence before officers arrived, but was located by police several hours later at a local business, Extra Space Storage.

When officers attempted to take Bronson into custody, he resisted and attempted to flee, Sinagra said.

Bronson was taken into custody and brought to Saugerties Police Headquarters for processing.

He was arraigned virtually in the Town of Saugerties Court. He was released and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date, Sinagra said.

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