Thursday, June 14, 2007

A Bit Of Light Verse

It was a misdemeanor assault, they say,
that Matthew Shannon committed last Friday,
Wednesday in court,
he appeared for the tort,
and was told to now stay away.

Whitestown Town Supervisor Matthew Shannon pleaded not guilty to an assault charge Wednesday and agreed to have no contact with his 20-year-old daughter.

Shannon, 48, of Whitesboro, is charged with misdemeanor third-degree assault stemming from a reported domestic dispute with his daughter Breanne several weeks ago.

Shannon signed an order of protection Wednesday afternoon before Judge Donald S. Buttenschon in Marcy Town Court. The order of protection, requested by his daughter, lasts through Aug. 22 and may be extended at a later time, Buttenschon said.

"You need to stay away from Breanne," Buttenschon told Shannon. "Do not violate this order, or I will have to throw you in jail."

Domestic disputes are never pretty.