WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 23-year-old man was arrested in Scarsdale on an assault charge over the holiday weekend, when an argument with his mother over $80 turned physical and he slammed a door on her hand.
In the early hours of Sunday morning, police were dispatched to a Sheldrake Road home, where a woman told police that her son, Wabo Ntwaagae, had slammed her right hand in between a door and door frame during a verbal dispute, resulting in a laceration on her finger and causing the nail to partially detach, according to a police report.
Responding officers were permitted to conduct a sweep of the house by the homeowners, where they found Ntwaagae’s locked second-floor bedroom. According to police, patrol “was advised that they absolutely wanted her son arrested and were fearful of him staying in the home.” Police made numerous attempts to make contact with Ntwaagae and were given permission to break down the door to gain access to the room, if need be.
According to police, following numerous attempts to get in touch with Ntwaagae, they heard music start playing from the room, confirming he was inside. Officers again attempted to make contact, warned that they were going to force the door open and used a halligan to gain access to the room, police said.
Upon entering the room, police said they found Ntwaagae standing by his bed. He was arrested and transported to Scarsdale Police Headquarters, where he was arraigned before Judge Jack Alemany and charged with a misdemeanor count of third-degree assault. He was remanded to the Westchester County Correctional Center in lieu of $500 cash or $1,000 bond, which his parents refused to pay.
Ntwaagae pleaded not guilty is due back in court for a trial on Wednesday, Feb. 22.