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Nick’s Ride 4 Friends founder accused of threatening another person, charged with harassment and menacing

Police say Joel Campagnola, the founder of Nick’s Ride 4 Friends is facing additional charges stemming from another domestic incident.

In June, 50-year-old Joel Campagnola forced entry into his estranged girlfriend’s apartment on South Street in Auburn. He was accused of then grabbing her by the throat and pushing her against a wall.

On Tuesday, Auburn Police Department Deputy Chief Roger Anthony spoke with Finger Lakes News Radio saying Campagnola had been arrested on additional charges for trespassing, harassment, and menacing.

Anthony said Campagnola entered a male victim’s apartment, pushed him against a wall – causing damage – then making a threat. He noted that Campgnola motioned to his weapon as well.

The warrants stemmed from an incident that occurred ‘around the same timeframe’ as the June domestic incident.

Oswego County Assistant District Attorney Craig Morrissey is acting as a special prosecutor in the case in Cayuga County. Campagnola turned down an offer to have the felony charge he faces reduced to a violation if he pleaded guilty.

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