Standoff suspect had a recent run-in with the law

BAINBRIDGE – A Bainbridge man charged with assaulting his wife after a three-hour standoff Thursday had another recent run-in with the law – he was arrested less than two weeks ago for two violent felonies, kidnapping and armed burglary.

Michael D. Richardson, 33, surrendered to police negotiators outside his residence Thursday in the Village of Bainbridge and was later charged with felony second degree assault.

State Police responded to the Thursday’s incident in force, knowing of Richardson’s recent arrest for multiple violent felonies.

“We are familiar with this subject and about 10 days ago this individual was arrested for second degree kidnapping,” said New York State Police Captain James E. Barnes after troopers had taken Richardson into custody.

Bainbridge Police Chief Casey Caratelli discussed an incident that occurred recently involving Richardson. He recalled its details Thursday and provided a copy of a statement issued to local media outlets Dec. 1.

The Village of Bainbridge Court issued a warrant for Richardson’s arrest on Nov. 23 for charges of first degree burglary, second degree kidnapping and second degree criminal mischief, all felony-level offenses.

Caratelli said Richardson’s wife, the same victim allegedly involved in Thursday’s incident, had come to the police station looking for help after she claimed she had been assaulted in a domestic violence incident.

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