Massena man charged with breaking into home and assaulting two people
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 5:33 pm

MASSENA -- A 24-year-old Massena man is facing a slew of charges, including one felony, for allegedly forcing his way into his mother’s home and assaulting her and another female.

Andrew G. Courson is charged with one count each of second-degree burglary, criminal obstruction of breathing, and second-degree criminal contempt. He is also facing three counts each of third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Court documents state that Courson forced his way into 24 Roosevelt Street and punched his mother, Julie A. Chapman in the head then pushed her into a sheet rock wall, damaging it. He is also accused of slapping a cell phone from Amanda Parmer’s hand when she tried to call police, as well as punching her in the head and choking her. Additionally, Courson allegedly violated an order of protection in favor of his three-year-old daughter by consuming alcohol and being under the influence of the drug.

Courson was arraigned in Massena Village Court before Justice Gerald Sharlow and remanded to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility, Canton in lieu of $20,000 bail or $40,000 bond.