The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office arrested Harold L. Wolcott, 40, of Ballston Spa, and charged him with first-degree strangulation and second-degree manslaughter.
The sheriff’s office said it responded to a 911 call about a disturbance Friday, April 29, 2016, in the Creek and Pines Mobile Home Park in Milton. Deputies said they found that Wolcott and Scott A. Montie, 51, of Ballston Spa, were fighting but that Montie was not breathing. A deputy started CPR while EMS was called, according to the sheriff’s office. Community Ambulance Corps transported Montie to Saratoga Hospital in critical condition.
According to the sheriff’s office, a physical altercation began after Wolcott, who is the mobile home park manager, confronted Montie over Montie playing loud music. Wolcott was charged with strangulation April 29 and was bonded out of jail later that evening. On Sunday, May 1, Montie died as the result of his injuries. The sheriff’s office charged Wolcott with manslaughter May 2 and accused him of recklessly causing Montie’s death. Wolcott was arraigned in Milton Town Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond. He has since bonded out of jail and is due back in Milton Town Court on May 5.
New York State Police Forensic Identification Unit, Troop G assisted the sheriff’s office at the scene.