On Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 7:24 pm the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested David P. Fenton, age 30, of Seneca Falls, New York. Fenton contacted another town resident multiple times via phone and left threatening messages. At the time of the incident, Fenton and the victim were engaged in a relationship which made the offense a designated family offense. Therefore, in addition to the two counts of aggravated harassment in the second degree, Fenton was also charged with two counts of an aggravated family offense, a felony. Fenton was arraigned in the Town of Seneca Falls Court. During the arraignment, Fenton became belligerent and unruly and failed to comply with the judge’s order to maintain his composure. Fenton was removed from the courtroom by police and received an additional charge of criminal contempt by the court. Fenton’s original arraignment was never completed. As a punishment for the criminal contempt, Fenton was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility for twelve days and ordered to pay a fine of $500.00.
The Seneca County Correctional Facility released Fenton after he posted the $500.00 fine. Because Fenton’s original arraignment was never completed, the Town of Seneca Falls Court issued an arrest warrant for the pending charges.
On Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 11:15 pm the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department located Fenton at his last know residence. After Fenton observed the police at his door, he hid in the second-floor bathroom. After gaining entry into the residence, Fenton locked himself in the bathroom and refused to exit after being told he was under arrest. Eventually, police made entry into the bathroom and took Fenton into custody. In addition to the arrest warrant, Fenton received an additional charge of resisting arrest.
Fenton was arraigned in the Town of Seneca Falls Court where he was re-committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2500 cash bail. Fenton is due back in town court on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 9:30 am.