Charges dismissed against town supervisor’s wife

Misdemeanor charges filed against the wife of Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell were dismissed Tuesday after the supervisor told a Riverhead judge he no longer wished to pursue the charges. 

Nuria Russell, 50, had faced two counts of second-degree criminal contempt, which stemmed from her alleged violation of an order of protection filed against her by her estranged husband, and one count of fourth-degree criminal mischief, stemming from her allegedly breaking a window in Mr. Russell’s Cutchogue home June 10.

The case was transferred to Riverhead Town Justice Court — where Judge Richard Ehlers presided Tuesday — after each of the Southold judges recused themselves from the case.

Ms. Russell did not appear before the judge Tuesday.