Hastings man charged with criminal mischief after an argument

James LaTocha

A Hastings man is charged with criminal mischief after allegedly abusing a woman during an argument.

Deputies say James M. LaTocha, 32, allegedly got into an argument with a woman outside of her residence during which he allegedly physically abused her and broke her cell phone as she attempted to call 911.

Deputies say the woman fled the area. A man traveling on US Rt. 11 allegedly attempted to pick up the woman. LaTocha is accused of kicking the driver's side door of the manâ??s vehicle.

LaTocha is charged with criminal mischief and menacing. He was arraigned before Village of Central Square Court and remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bail bond. He is scheduled to appear at Town of Hastings Court on Monday.

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