Man allegedly destroys phone, injures family member

CASTILE, N.Y. (WIVB) – A man is accused of destroying a family member’s cell phone on Tuesday, in Wyoming County.

Officials say 42-year-old Christopher T. Bannister’s family member was videotaping him behaving out of control around 6:30 p.m. Bannister is accused of taking the phone, and injuring the family member while destroying it. He was charged with third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Banniester is schedule to appear in Castile court next month. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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