Alleged Burglar Facing Additional Charges For Damaging Jail Property 

MAYVILLE – A 30-year-old man accused of burglarizing a Town of Villenova residence this week is now facing additional charges after allegedly damaging jail property. 

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office accused Matthew Kennedy of intentionally damaging and activating a fire sprinkler head within his jail cell. 

In addition to previous charges, Kennedy is also now charged with criminal mischief. 

He was first arrested following a reported unwanted and disorderly person around 6 a.m. Monday on Ball Hill Road in Villenova.  

Following an investigation, deputies alleged Kennedy entered a home by breaking in a door and started damaging windows, cabinets and other household items once inside. 

Kennedy also allegedly attacked both the home owner’s by kicking and pushing them to the floor. 


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