Cops: Mattituck man struck woman, violated order of protection

Southold Town police arrested a Mattituck man for allegedly grabbing a woman by the neck and slamming her head into a nightstand, according to a press release. 

John Moore III, 47, was charged with felony criminal contempt for violating an order of protection and he was also charged with second-degree harassment, police said.

The incident occurred at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mattituck Motel, police said.

Mr. Moore was held overnight for a court appearance, police said.

Mr. Moore had been previously arrested in September 2014 and he pled guilty to a misdemeanor criminal contempt charge, according to online court documents.