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POTSDAM — Village police on Tuesday charged Marshall J. Garner, 70, of 24 Waverly St., with two counts of felony third-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree criminal mischief and third-degree assault.

Police said that just before they responded to an 11:07 p.m. domestic dispute complaint at his residence, Mr. Garner repeatedly threw his wife, Tammy L. Garner’s, iPad 2 on the floor, causing the screen to shatter, and also repeatedly threw her iPhone 4s on the floor, breaking it into several pieces and shattering its screen. The replacement cost of the phone was reported as $450 and of the iPad as $349.

Mr. Gardner then reportedly started to shove her, knocked her to the floor and punched her several times in the face and head. He also is accused of grabbing a cordless home phone that his 18-year-old daughter had been using to call 911 during the domestic dispute and started talking to the dispatcher.

He was arraigned in Stockholm Town Court and released on his own recognizance. The court also signed a temporary order of protection directing Mr. Garner to stay away from his wife and daughter.

He was ordered to immediately surrender his hunting rifle to the Potsdam Police Department and to return one vehicle to his Waverly Street residence on Wednesday.

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