Hours after seeing judge, Riverhead man breaks order of protection

A Riverhead man who was ordered to stay away from someone with whom he had fought, was arrested for fighting again with the same man just hours later, according to court documents and Riverhead Town police.

Michael Greene, 27, was first arrested about 11:45 a.m. on Second Street after he got into a fight with another man, authorities said. According to court documents, Mr. Greene “did punch [the victim], shoved him and pushed him to the ground.”

Mr. Greene was arrested and charged with a violation for harassment. At his arraignment that afternoon, Town Justice Richard Ehlers issued an order of protection barring Mr. Greene from having contact with the victim.

He was released on his own recognizance; but that didn’t last, authorities said.

Hours after his court appearance, Mr. Greene reappeared at the Second Street property and got into another “altercation” with the victim in the driveway, according to the court documents.

Mr. Greene was arrested again, this time charged with misdemeanor criminal contempt of court and taken to jail on $2,500 cash bail. He remains in custody, according to a county jail clerk.

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