A Dutchess County man is in the Columbia County Jail after allegedly threatening to kill a friend while committing an armed burglary at her home.
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 19, state police were dispatched to Columbia County to investigate a criminal mischief complaint that took place on Route 9 in Livingston.
Upon arrival, troopers interviewed the reported victim, who claimed that Stanford resident Adrien Cadwallader, who was described as an acquaintance, had unlawfully entered her home by force, police said. Cadwallader allegedly then threatened to kill his victim with a utility knife before fleeing the scene.
Cadwallader was taken into custody by New York State Police troopers from the Poughkeepsie barracks when they executed a traffic stop on Hunns Lake Road in Stanfordville.
The 36-year-old Cadwallader was arraigned and charged with felony counts of first-degree burglary and criminal possession of a weapon. He was also charged with menacing and criminal mischief, both misdemeanors. He was arraigned and remains remanded to the Columbia County Jail. Cadwallader is due back in court on Thursday, March 23.