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Cherry Creek Man Facing Several Charges Following Dispute

A Cherry Creek man is facing multiple charges after a domestic dispute involving family.

New York state troopers were summoned at about 9 p.m. Sunday to a reported dispute in the town of Cherry Creek. What started as verbal arugument with family involving Joseph I. Chadwick, 19, reportedly turned physical.

Reports state that Chadwick began threatening his father and brother with a unloaded shotgun. The Cherry Creek man then reportedly fled the residence in his father’s vehicle before returning shortly thereafter.

When troopers arrived, Chadwick was found to be in a physical altercation but then fled. Troopers located the shotgun on scene and an area search for Chadwick were met with negative results.

Around 1 a.m. on Monday, Chadwick returned to the residence and allegedly vandalized his father’s vehicle with a sledgehammer, smashing all the windows. He then forced his way into the home, got into another altercation and attempted to break into a safe to obtain a firearm.

He removed the safe from the residence, but when troopers arrived for the second time, Chadwick again fled the area in an unknown direction. The safe was secured with all contents still inside.

Chadwick eventually turned himself into police barracks in Fredonia. He is facing charges of third-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree grand larceny, three counts of second-degree harassment, four counts of second-degree menacing with a weapon, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fourth-degree criminal mischief. He was taken to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.

State police barracks in Fredonia and Jamestown as well as the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation assisted in the investigation.

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