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Man arrested on felony charges for violating court order, but released after DA requests bail

On Thursday, around 7:31 a.m. the Palmyra Village Police Department received a call that a highly-intoxicated male was at a former girlfriend’s residence on Main Street, violating a protective order.

It wasn’t the first time police received such a report. The suspect, who would eventually be taken into custody was identified as Jacob M. Daskiewich, a 25-year-old reported to be homeless.

During that dispute, Daskiewich took the victim’s cell phone as she attempted to call police.

When he was taken into custody and brought to the police station to be processed – things became chaotic.

Police say Daskiewich became violent. He smashed a police computer, threw chairs around the room, and broke several items.

Two police officers even suffered minor injuries in an attempt to subdue him.

Daskiewich had to be taken to Newark-Wayne Community Hospital for a mental evaluation, and released. He was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony; three counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief; third-degree burglary, a felony; first-degree criminal contempt, a felony; and aggravated family offense, also a felony.

He was taken to Centralized Arraignment where prosecutors recommended $10,000 bail. However, despite the seriousness of the charges, the presiding judge released Daskiewich with a ‘stern warning’ and an ankle tracking device, according to the Times of Wayne County.

He’s set to appear in Palmyra Village Court on Tuesday, March 10th.