PRESS RELEASE On July 13, 2023, State Police of Granville arrested Ernie C. Dalaba, 36, of Hampton, NY, for Unlawful Imprisonment in the first degree, Criminal Mischief in the third degree, two counts of Menacing in the second degree, and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the fourth degree.
On July 13, 2023, at about 11:22 a.m. Troopers received a report of a domestic dispute that occurred earlier that morning in a Hampton home. The investigation determined Dalaba and the victim were in a physical altercation. During the incident, Dalaba reportedly brandished a knife and multiple firearms, held the victim against their will, and damaged property. the victim was able to eventually flee to safety after a short period of time, uninjured. Dalaba was arrested at his home and transported to SP Granville for processing. He was then transported to the Washington County Correctional Facility to await arraignment.