Cops Use Taser on East Hampton Man After He Hurls Vase

Scott Golden was bloodied and not responding to officers last week.

An East Hampton man was shot with a Taser after police responded to a domestic incident in the Oak View Highway Mobile Home Village on Jan. 22.

Scott D. Golden's hands and clothes were covered in "a large amount of blood" when police arrived at 7:40 a.m. Police did not report anyone else hurt. In his arrest report, police said he was "out of control and extremely dangerous."

Officer Joe Monteil wrote in his report that he observed him in the kitchen leaning over kitchen counter. The house was in disarray — all the living room furniture was overturned and the kitchen and living room floor was covered in glass and blood, police said. Montiel said he called out his name, and Golden lifted his head, which was covered in blood from a large cut on his forehead. However, he only responded "with screams and grunts and spitting blood," police said.

The 43-year-old was wearing a large fleece jacket and only his underwear shorts. Police noted his legs and feet were also bleeding from walking on glass. "The suspect appeared to have no response to pain," the arrest report said.

Golden allegedly moved toward the officer, and picked up a large glass vase, which was filled with rocks and beach glass, and he yelled out. The officer instructed Golden to drop the vase, but he threw instead towards the officer. The vase missed the officer and shattered through a double glass window.

Sergeant John Claflin, who had arrived on scene, immediately deployed a Taser, but it did nothing to subdue Golden. He continued to move toward the officers. The officer tackled him with the help of Officer Troy Metzler, putting him in a face down position.

Officers held him down to apply the handcuffs behind his back and to put restraints on his feet.

East Hampton Village Ambulance Association transported Golden to Southampton Hospital. Two officers assisted EMS personnel, as Golden was "extremely uncooperative and combative spitting and shaking his head and body."

Golden was charged with assaulting a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, a felony, and second-degree harassment, a violation. Southampton Town Justice Andrea Schiavoni arraigned Golden at his bedside at Southampton Hospital on Jan. 24. His bail information was not immediately available, but he was turned over to the custody of the Suffolk County Sheriff's office.

Preliator January 29, 2013 at 11:45 AM
Whoa, better ban those "Assault Vases" asap. Cuomo needs to get on this right away and have special secret deals worked out in back rooms. Hey Thiele, LaValle, you ready for it?
1/2 n 1/2, 2 sugars January 29, 2013 at 12:26 PM
Nothing funny about what happened here to either the person arrested or the poor cops who had to deal with him. Keep your agenda to the appropriate stories, please.
Jaguar-Guy January 29, 2013 at 01:01 PM
Bath salts strike again.
eh January 29, 2013 at 01:11 PM
Our Police and Ambulance Volunteers deal with many calls during the year, that most of us never see - nor would we deal with. It doesn't take much for people to get hurt. What would have happened if the cop had no backup officer with him ? not good.
Preliator January 29, 2013 at 01:21 PM
Um, how about 'No'. I'll comment when I want on what I want how I want. Don't like it? Don't read it.
Lynn Kaplan January 29, 2013 at 02:47 PM
The question here is what happened to Scott Golden? What did he "take" to make him so violent? This was called a "domestic incident", so what happened to the other party?? Too many questions, and certainly not the full story. I hope the poor guy is okay. And the cops! Another thank you to OUR finest.
S.B. Bonacker January 29, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Lock this guy up for a very long time for attacking the police officers! There must be some kind of mental disturbance going on here, that also needs to be addressed. This individual should not be put back into society anytime soon. Also wondering why the taser did not work, was it faulty?
Taylor K. Vecsey (Editor) January 29, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Years ago, I did a story on Tasers for Patch. My understanding is if the person is not responsive to pain — for whatever reason — the Taser may not always be effective.
Preliator January 29, 2013 at 05:32 PM
You should do a story about those deadly 'Assault Vases' or maybe it can just be a story covering all dangerous pottery.
tm January 29, 2013 at 05:58 PM
no one laughed at your "joke" the first time
Preliator January 29, 2013 at 06:06 PM
And I could care less what you think.
ViralGrain January 29, 2013 at 06:36 PM
That was what I was thinking. Or could be the beginning of the zombie apocalypse.
tm January 29, 2013 at 07:26 PM
i think you care deeply, which is why you so often go on the offensive against people who may disagree with you on any topic
Lynn Kaplan January 29, 2013 at 07:44 PM
Fortunately or unfortunately, a blog is a way for people to vent their feelings and/or opinions. This is the venue to do that, positive or negative.
S.B. Bonacker January 29, 2013 at 08:49 PM
Hmmm.... so if tasers don't work on everyone - especially the heavily intoxicated or mentally ill - then why don't the police have backup straight jackets or full body restrainers? (or is that not "politically correct" anymore?) I just can't see police being attacked and not having alternative means to protect themselves against these criminals.
Preliator January 29, 2013 at 08:52 PM
They are called 'guns' and the ones the police use hold 15 rounds. That or a good club to head will fix things.
Ricky Daniels January 29, 2013 at 10:33 PM
sounds like meth
Ricky Daniels January 29, 2013 at 10:33 PM
omg !!
S.B. Bonacker January 29, 2013 at 11:17 PM
Use Guns or Clubs on criminals who attack police? No, the criminals now have too many "rights" and god forbid an officer should actually have to defend themself!
Cosmo Kramer January 30, 2013 at 02:33 AM
These tasers are a god send for cops and perps alike, causing far less damage, pain, and injury for all. Glad the sgt had the taser, but why don't the cops have them? The officers shouldn't have to rely on a supervisor to deploy one. All officers and road sergeants should have them. There is no better example than this, to arm your officers with the taser.
ViralGrain January 30, 2013 at 05:25 AM
They are expensive and the replacement cartridges are expensive also. Nothing that a tax rite off can't solve if a officer wanted to buy their own. Should be able to.
MARTIN DREW January 30, 2013 at 06:54 AM
We the people will defend The second Admendment withTasers whe getting shot at with Assault rifles that Police and Military will STILL possess ... There is definitely a agenda in play .. Hoard the Bath salts .. For the zombie driven revolt .. Collect all assault weapons so Obama can give them to a third world revolution at a di$count .. Control the oil you control a nation .. Control the food you control the people ... Take away the guns they win... YOU are now a slave of NWO .. But lIke Hillary said : at this point what does it matter? She's right "our lives don't matter " in THIER agenda . Our sleepy town needs to pull its "naive heads out of the sand" .. The worst our town sees is a disrespectful disorderly person and it's OMG ; thank god he had thr taser! Lot of good it did .. Lol .. Wait until the Zetas gain a foothold ., crime will take a new priority and guns will DEFEND ALL of US ... Not a taser with a 20' range and a battery ... Click / click boom ... Boom .. Boom ... Boom boom.. Clear the room .. Lock and load ... Protect the second Admendment and YOUR family .. Things are changing and Not for the better .. Sad but true .. Police response time is more than I care to gamble on with my life when threatened from anybody domestic or foriegn. This guy needs help . Ty Officers in your duty to respond to god knows what ... Watch YOUR six .. It's YOURS TO PROTECT ! Keep off the bath salts and meth people. Lol
Ralebird January 30, 2013 at 07:53 AM
How much less?
Preliator January 30, 2013 at 02:16 PM
The fight for freedom has started . http://online.wsj.com/article/APdd33997445624680886e79b5bd351a4e.html
Gail Simons January 30, 2013 at 03:26 PM
Really scary. Glad he was subdued so he couldn't hurt anyone else - would hate to think what an individual in that state could do to an innocent neighbor. Congratulations to the officers for handling this so well - seems like someone in that state could easily have been shot/killed.
Preliator January 30, 2013 at 04:29 PM
And what do you mean by the 'poor cops'? This is their job, it is why they are paid the small fortunes they get. Poor cops, give me a break. Over paid mall cops.
John Gruber January 30, 2013 at 04:49 PM
there's a big difference between an officer protecting himself and excessive violence
mtkmiss January 31, 2013 at 02:45 AM
Sorry but I had to laugh...I thought the headline was "Man HURTS vase" Thought tasering a little extreme, but Hey we are in the "Hamptons" Even vases have feelings.
Blanca Femina February 08, 2013 at 08:10 AM
What's strange to me is that only one piece of the story is being told. Nobody's mentioning what happened to get the cops there to begin with.


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