ROUSES POINT — A Peru man was arrested on felony burglary charges in connection with an alleged domestic incident on Christmas Eve.
At 7:32 p.m., State Police responded to a domestic dispute in an apartment on Priscilla Lane in Rouses Point involving William R. Favreau, 29, and his estranged wife, Chazy-based State Police said.
Favreau’s wife told police she saw William entering her apartment from across the street while she was in her mother’s house.
A court mandate requires William to stay more than 1,000 yards away from Mrs. Favreau and her residence, police said.
Mrs. Favreau went into her apartment and told William to leave multiple times. He verbally abused and yelled at her as he followed her around the house, police said. Then William took away Mrs. Favreau’s phone so she was unable to call her mothers for help, police said.
William physically restrained his wife in the bedroom closet but she was able to break free of his grasp. When Mrs. Favreau pushed William away, he struck her in the face, causing a bloody nose and cuts to her left eye and both arms.
Three children were in the residence throughout the incident, police said.
Police notified the Department of Social Services of the incident.
The Bureau of Criminal Investigation has adopted the case.
The U.S. Border Patrol found William traveling south on I-87 that night, police said.
He was arrested at 11:45 p.m. and charged with second-degree burglary, a felony. He was also charged with third-degree assault, second-degree criminal contempt in accordance with disobeying the court, and three counts of acting in a manner to injure a child younger than 17 years old, all misdemeanors.
William was arraigned in Rouses Point Town Court and remanded to Clinton County Jail without bail. He is due to reappear in court at 1 p.m. Monday.
William was sentenced in Sept. of this year to 90 days in jail and three years probation after pleading guilty to two counts of second-degree criminal contempt.
— By Staff Writers Felicia Krieg and Dan Heath