Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy, III announced today that Frank G. Shattuck, IV (DOB 9/12/1986), pleaded guilty in Saratoga County Court before the Honorable Judge Jerry J. Scarano, to a twelve count Indictment stemming from a Burglary in the First Degree in violation of section 140.20(2) of the Penal Law of the State of New York, which occurred on June 27, 2013, in the Town of Galway.
The conviction stemmed from the Frank G. Shattuck, IV unlawfully entering a residence with the intent to commit a crime therein and while in the residence causing injury to the a third party who had an Order of Protection mandating that the defendant stay away from her and her residence.
Mr. Shattuck kicked in the door to her apartment at which time she fled into her bedroom and locked the door. Shattuck kicked in that door and attacked her. He beat her violently about the head and neck causing multiple facial fractures, contusions and abrasions. Fortunately, other residents of the apartment building heard her screams for help and came to her aid by physically pulling Shattuck off of her and holding him down until police arrived.
The defendant had no prior domestic violence convictions.
The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene and the victim was transported initially to Glens Falls Hospital and then to Albany Medical Center for her injuries. She suffered a broken orbital bone, nasal fracture and other injuries that require her to continue to seek medical treatment. The victim continues to suffer the impact of his violent crime.
District Attorney James A. Murphy, III said “This case highlights the danger victims of Domestic Violence face when they attempt to leave their abuser. I applaud the victim’s courage and willingness to testify in the face of all of the difficult issues that victims of Domestic Violence face. Based upon her courage and the excellent work of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department, we were able to seek a conviction on each and every count of the Indictment. Assistant DA Lyn Murphy insisted on a plea to the charge because of the violent nature of the attack and the injuries still suffered by the victim.”
Sentencing is scheduled for September 2, 2014 at 1:15 pm. The defendant is expected to be sentenced to a state prison term of a maximum of 10 years in prison, and in addition, with a five year period of post release supervision after he is released.
James A. Murphy, III
Saratoga County District Attorney
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