An assistant public defender and former candidate for Niagara Falls judge was arrested last weekend after an alleged domestic violence incident in North Tonawanda, according to police.
Alan J. Roscetti, 38, of Niagara Falls, has been charged with criminal obstruction of breathing and child endangerment, both misdemeanors, and second-degree harassment, a violation, said North Tonawanda Police Detective Capt. Thomas E. Krantz.
Krantz said the adult female victim had bruising and marks on her skin. The endangerment charged was lodged because a child was present, Krantz said.
Police declined to disclose any other information.
Roscetti, who was released on his own recognizance and is due in North Tonawanda City Court on Nov. 15, declined to comment Thursday morning.
Roscetti did not win any ballot lines in September's three-way primary for city judge.