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Southold town supervisor’s wife arrested

A photo of Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell posted to the town’s website.
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The wife of Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell was arrested early Tuesday after she allegedly broke a window at a home in Cutchogue and then violated an order of protection when she called her husband from the police station, prosecutors said.

Nuria Russell, 50, of New Suffolk, was charged with two misdemeanors – fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal contempt. She was released without bail after appearing without a lawyer at Southold Town Court on Tuesday.

According to prosecutors, Russell was arrested after “a domestic incident” early Tuesday morning. Authorities allege Russell broke a window – valued around $150 – in an alleged attempt to gain entry to a home on Oak Street in Cutchogue. She was arrested at the home and then taken into police custody for processing.

Both Scott and Nuria Russell are listed in public records as residents of the home in Cutchogue. According to his biography, Scott Russell has two children – a son and daughter. Prosecutors say Nuria Russell has been living at a home in New Suffolk.

While at the police station, Nuria Russell allegedly called her husband, authorities said. That contact, prosecutors said, violated an order of protection that was issued in June by a family court judge, which prompted the contempt charge.

Russell is due back in court on July 18.

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