GALWAY, NY – Saratoga Sheriff officials report the arrest of a Saratoga Springs man Thursday evening shortly after he was bailed out of jail.
Frank G. Shattuck, 26, of West Avenue, is now charged with Burglary in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Criminal Contempt in the First Degree.
Officials say that Thursday at 8:40 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting a home invasion at an apartment located on State Route 29 in the Town of Galway.
The resulting investigation determined that earlier in the evening bail was posted for Shattuck's release from the Saratoga County Jail, where he was being held on a charge of Criminal Contempt related to a previous incident involving the same victim.
It is alleged that after his release from jail, Shattuck drove to the apartment where his child's mother lives, kicked in the door and struck her repeatedly about the face and head with a closed fist, while their infant child was present.
Responding to the sound of the door being kicked in and to the victim's screams for help, two persons who were in adjacent apartments within the building, came to the aid of the victim, and interrupted the assault and subdued Shattuck until Sheriff's units arrived on the scene. Shattuck was taken into custody at the scene and made statements admitting to his crimes.
Temporary Orders of Protection from the Galway Town Court and from the Saratoga County Family Court, barring Shattuck from having any contact with the victim, were in place at the time of this incident, resulting in the charge of Criminal Contempt in the First Degree.
Galway EMS transported the victim to the Glens Falls Hospital for treatment of serious facial injuries. She was later transferred to Albany Medical Center for further treatment. Her injuries are not life threatening.
Shattuck was arraigned before the Honorable Judge Thomas-Oravsky in the Galway Town Court, where he was remanded to the Saratoga County Jail without bail. He is scheduled to appear on the charges on July 18 at 6 p.m.