Caracappa was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 8, for “Criminal Contempt 1st Degree and Criminal Obstruction of Breathing related to a domestic incident,” according to the Suffolk County Police Department.
Caracappa, 53, of 486 Hawkins Road was arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip. Newsday reported Caracappa was released on his own recognizance and was scheduled for a Jan. 21 court appearance.
“The allegations by the wife are retaliatory against an order of protection,” said Caracappa’s attorney, Thomas Campagna of Hauppauge. “The allegations she make are 100 percent false and he’s looking to his day in court to be 100 percent exonerated.”
Legislator-Elect Caracappa won election on Nov. 3 to replace the Fourth Legislative District seat vacated by the death of Legislator Tom Muratore (R-Selden).
Caracappa ran as the Republican, Conservative and Independence candidate against Joseph A. Turdik on the Democratic ticket.
The Fourth Legislative District Caracappa won includes Centereach, Farmingville, Lake Ronkonkoma, Selden, and parts of Coram, Holbrook, Holtsville, and Port Jefferson Station.