LEICESTER – A Leicester man is facing a felony charge after allegedly violating an order of protection and threatening an individual, reports the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy Martin Herkimer responded about 9:30 a.m. June 1 to an address on Mount Morris Road in Leicester for the reported violation of an order of protection.
The investigation alleged that Matthew J. Sapetko, 40, had been contacting a female individual who was a protected part in an active complete stay-away order of protection placed against Sapetko. During his contact with the female, Sapetko allegedly direct threats of harm toward her, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Sapetko was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a class E felony, and second-degree aggravated harassment.
Sapetko was turned over to Central Booking deputies at Livingston County Jail for process and pre-arraignment detention. The Livingston County District Attorney’s Office was contacted in regards to bail due to the felony charge. It was recommended that Sapetko be held without the possibility of bail due to his having two previous felony convictions.
Sapetko was arraigned at Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part at Livingston County Jail before Town of Caledonia Justice Mark Riggi, who remanded Sapetko to the custody of the Sheriff without bail.
The Livingston County Public Defender’s Office represented Sapetko at his arraignment. The District Attorney’s Office was notified, but did not appear at the arraignment.
Sgt. Scott Patterson of the Sheriff’s Office assisted with the investigation.