Man threatens woman with a knife in Lenox

Update: The male subject who threatened the female with a knife yesterday was identified as Richard R. Galavotti, 33, of 8243 N. Main St. Road, Canastota.

On Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 3:15 p.m., Galavotti was released from the hospital and charged by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office with first-degree burglary (class B felony) and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree menacing (both class A misdemeanors).

Galavotti was arraigned in Lenox Town Court and remanded to the Madison County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond; he is scheduled to return to court at 9 a.m. June 18, 2019.

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On Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 7:42 a.m., Madison County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a burglary-in-progress call on North Main Street Road in Lenox.

The caller said a man with a knife was in their residence. Upon arrival, deputies located a male covered in blood across the street from the caller’s house.

Investigation revealed that earlier in the morning, the male was at his residence when he became agitated, broke a window and then exited the residence. The male walked across the street to another house and entered the neighbor’s residence; the male then pointed a knife at a female who was in the house and threatened to kill her.

The female screamed, and her son ran over to the male and took the knife from him. The son then pushed the male out of the residence and called 911.

The male has been transported to a medical facility for cuts on his arms.

The investigation continues.

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