Patrick Frezza, the first defendant to appear in Carmel Justice Court Tuesday night, was escorted out of the room and directly into a 's van by four officers after he was remanded to jail.
Carmel Town Justice Thomas Jacobellis noted that the ex-Brewster cop and former K9 handler, , is facing additional charges: two counts of misdemeanor criminal contempt in the second degree. He was initially charged with three counts of felony reckless endangerment, three counts of misdemeanor second-degree menacing and one count of misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.
Frezza, who was in shackles and a tan jumpsuit, remained silent during the appearance. The case was adjourned until May 22. Jacobellis ordered him back to the Putnam County Correctional Facility without bail.