Man arrested after allegedly harassing Clifton Park woman

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CLIFTON PARK — An Albany man was arrested  after he was discovered to be a parole absconder and allegedly kicked down the door of his girlfriend’s home in Clifton Park, according to police.

On Jan. 1, state police arrested Earnest T. Ruffin, 43, of Albany. According to police, Ruffin is alleged to have kicked in a door of a  Clifton Park residence while armed with a Springfield Armory .40 cal semiautomatic pistol with ammunition, a Mossberg 12 Gauge pump action shotgun with 15 rounds of slug, two distinct full-face, skull masks and marijuana.



Upon his arrest, it was revealed that Ruffin was a parole absconder, and had been wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision since July of 2017. He was released from prison in March 2017 for a 1998 manslaughter conviction.

Ruffin was charged with second degree burglary, a felony, felony criminal mischief, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, harassment, unlawful possession of marijuana, and parole violation.

Ruffin was arraigned in the Town of Clifton Park court by Judge James Hughes and remanded to the Saratoga County Jail on no bail. The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the investigation.