Lagrange man arrested for cruelty to animals

Major Robert C. Gregory
Troop K Commander





Lagrange, New York – On February 9, 2018 the New York State Police from the Poughkeepsie barracks arrested Scott Messick, age 58, of Pleasant Valley, for Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, a class A misdemeanor, and Illegal Discharge of a Firearm, an unclassified misdemeanor.

On January 28, 2018, the New York State Police responded to Meddaugh Road in the town of Lagrange for a report of a dog shot.  Investigation determined Messick discharged a shotgun within 500 feet of nearby residences without permission and killed his neighbor’s dog.

Messick was issued appearance tickets returnable to the town of Lagrange Court on February 20, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.