Man who allegedly recorded Kinderhook resident arraigned on charges

From Columbia County D.A’s Office:

On February 28, 2019, Joseph Shaw waived indictment and was arraigned in County Court upon being charged with Unlawful Surveillance int he 2nd Degree and Dissemination of Unlawful Surveillance Image in the 1st Degree, Honorable Jonathan D. Nichols presiding. 

The New York State Police investigated this matter and arrested Joseph Shaw. The Public Defender represents Joseph Shaw.  Joseph Shaw is presumed to be innocent unless and until the People can prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt to all twelve (12) of twelve (12) jurors.  (SCI No. 015-19)

Original press release from last November:

Schodack man arrested for unlawful surveillance and dissemination


Major Richard L. Mazzone

Troop K Commander


Kinderhook, New York – On November 14, 2018, the New York State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested Joseph D. Shaw, age 22, of Schodack, NY, for Unlawful Surveillance in the 2nd degree, and Disseminating Unlawful Surveillance in the 1st degree, both class E felonies.

Investigators from SP Schodack in Troop G contacted their counterparts at SP Livingston with a lead for unlawful surveillance reported by a victim currently residing in North Carolina. Investigation found Shaw recorded a now estranged domestic partner unlawfully in the town of Kinderhook, at Shaw’s former residence. Shaw then disseminated that material unlawfully to acquaintances of the victim. 

With further assistance of both Investigators and Troopers at SP Schodack, Shaw was located in the town of Schodack, and transported to SP Livingston.

Shaw was arraigned before the town of Stuyvesant Court, and remanded to the Columbia County Jail without bail due to a fugitive from justice status. Shaw has an active warrant for his arrest issued by a magistrate in the State of North Carolina for a similar incident. He is next scheduled to appear before the town of Kinderhook Court on November 20, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.

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