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Andover Mayor Truax arrested again, new charges for felony criminal contempt with physical injury


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By Andrew Harris

ANDOVER — The Andover mayor has been charged again after a physical confrontation at his home.

Amity-based State Police charged Andover Mayor David Truax, 49, of Andover, with felony first-degree criminal contempt with physical contact and a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Troopers said the incident took place around 11:41 p.m. in Andover on Thursday night. They were called for a disturbance at his home. It was filed under the category of “domestic” and incident type “domestic dispute.” Troopers said he was arraigned and released on his own recognizance without bail.

This is Truax’s third arrest since January of this year.

Second arrest: On March 24, 2023, troopers said following an alleged domestic dispute, Truax was charged with third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree unlawful imprisonment., all misdemeanors.


Troopers said after an investigation, the arrests was from a physical domestic incident on March 11, 2023, that was later reported to them. After the March arrest, Truax was arraigned released on his own recognizance. 

First arrest: On Jan. 17, 2023, Truax was charged with second-degree harassment for allegedly causing injury to a male patron at Better Days Pub and Eatery on North Main Street in Wellsville. Truax is the owner of that establishment. That incident took place on Nov. 5, 2022, police said.

We asked Truax to comment on the matter and he declined. We also asked if he would resign as Mayor of the Village of Andover and he simply replied, “no.”

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