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Ripley Man Charged After Sun. Burglary

RIPLEY — A town resident is facing a number of charges after Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a burglary in progress Sunday afternoon.

At about 5:54 p.m., road patrol responded to an address on West Main Street. Upon investigation it was found that Edwin S. Munson, 34, allegedly entered a residence unlawfully. While inside, the Sheriff’s Office said Munson damaged property, violated an order of protection, caused physical injury to another person and choked another person.

These actions did allegedly occur in the presence of multiple children under the age of 17. Deputies were assisted by New York State Police troopers who located Munson away from the residence. Munson was taken into custody and was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree assault, second-degree criminal contempt, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, fourth-degree criminal mischief, endangering the welfare of a child.

Munson was processed and transported to the Chautauqua County Jail for Centralized Arraignment. Deputies were also assisted by the Westfield Police Department.

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