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Wheeler Domestic Dispute

Written By: Joe Melillo

A scary scene in Wheeler for some children over the weekend. One child had to step in as his father beat his mother.

Wheeler Domestic Dispute

January 6, 2013
Wheeler (WENY) - A scary scene in Wheeler for some children over the weekend. One child had to step in as his father beat his mother.   
    
According to New York state police in Bath, an argument over Christmas decorations led to the physical altercation between Michael Pygott and his wife. Pygott shoved his wife into a wall and punched her in the head a few times, and tried to choke her. Their 8-year-old son tried to stop it while another child was on the phone with 911. Pygott is charged with criminal mischief, obstruction of breathing, endangering the welfare of a child, assault and harassment. He was sent to Steuben County jail.