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Richfield Springs man facing felony charge for allegedly punching TV

36-year-old Matthew Thompson of Richfield Springs (Photo courtesy of New York State Police)

A Richfield Springs man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly punched through a TV during an argument, according to New York State Police.

Posted: Feb. 9, 2018 5:02 PM
Updated: Feb. 9, 2018 5:02 PM

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – A Richfield Springs man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly punched through a TV during an argument, according to New York State Police.

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Matthew Thompson, 36, is charged with felony third-degree criminal mischief.

Police say around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, troopers responded to a home on Lake Street in the village of Richfield Springs for a report of a dispute. Police say Thomspon allegedly punched through a 42-inch TV screen during a verbal dispute with his girlfriend.

Police say the TV was valued at about $400, and Thompson was not injured during the incident.

Thompson was arraigned in Richfield Springs court and released on his own recognizance. He’s scheduled to reappear in court on March 27.

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