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Holley man, 18, faces charges after break-in

Staff Reports Posted 8 November 2015 at 12:00 am

Eladio Wattles

HOLLEY – A Holley man has been jailed on $20,000 bail after allegedly breaking into a Holley apartment and threatening a resident on Saturday night, Holley Police Chief Roland Nenni said this afternoon.

Eladio A. Wattles, 18, of 74 West Albion St. has been charged with burglary in the second degree (C felony), menacing in the third degree (B misdemeanor) and criminal mischief in the fourth degree (A misdemeanor).

Holley Police were dispatched at about 10 p.m. Saturday to 32 East Avenue in Holley for an unknown type of disturbance.

Prior to officers arriving on scene the Orleans County 911 Dispatch Center received additional information from the person reporting the incident that a person had forced his way into an apartment at the location and that a firearm had been discharged at the suspect, Nenni said.

Holley Police arrived on scene along with deputies from the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office and a trooper from the New York State Police. Wattles was observed exiting the apartment and was taken into custody.

The investigation revealed that Wattles came to the location because of an ongoing dispute with the apartment tenant. Wattles allegedly broke two windows at the location and then gained entry into the apartment via one of the windows.

Wattles then threatened the apartment tenant, causing him to retreat to a room inside the apartment, Nenni said.

When Wattles continued to threaten the apartment occupant, the occupant fired a shotgun at Wattles. Wattles was not hit by the shotgun blast and then attempted to run from the location, at which point he was taken into custody by Holley Police, Nenni said.

Wattles was arraigned in the Town of Murray Court and committed to the Orleans County Jail on $20,000 bail. He is to return to the Town of Murray court on Nov. 12.