Potsdam resident arrested in Massena for allegedly choking, dragging his mother down stairs by hair
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 11:33 am

MASSENA -- A Potsdam resident is facing several charges, including a felony, for allegedly attacking his mother inside her Liberty Avenue home, choking her and smashing her property.

Nicholas P. Adams, 23, of 4 Debra Dr. is charged with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony. He is also accused of criminal obstruction of breathing and fourth-degree criminal mischief, both misdemeanors and second-degree harassment, a violation.

He was charged at 10:21 p.m. Sunday on Liberty Avenue, police said.

According to court documents, Adams attacked his mother, Nancy L. Burns, at her 55 Liberty Ave. home.

She told police he dragged her out of bed and choked her, then pulled her by her hair and dragged her down the stairs. He also broke a bed frame, clock and window, which all was valued at more than $250 and resulted in the felony, court documents say.

Adams also allegedly smashed the phone when Burns tried to call police, according to court documents.

He was arraigned in Massena Village Court and remanded to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500 bail, pending further court action.