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Deputies: Waterloo man living at motel charged after slamming 16-year-old into wall

On New Years Day around 7:50 pm deputies were called to a domestic incident that took place in Waterloo.

According to deputies, Robert A. Silbernagel, of the Budget Inn on Waterloo Geneva Road was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, after putting his hands on a 16-year-old child.

A police report released to the media indicates that Silbernagel slammed the 16-year-old child into a wall after putting his hands on the unidentified minor. The entire incident unfolded after a verbal altercation escalated.



Silbernagel was not on-scene where the incident took place when law enforcement arrived. However, deputies say that he was later found at his residence and taken into custody.

He was arraigned in Waterloo Village Court and released on his own recognizance.

The charges will be answered at a later date.

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