Matthew Patrick McGee
Matthew Patrick McGee

A U.S. Coast Guard officer was arrested for allegedly breaking into a Montauk home and assaulting a 67-year-old woman in her bed over the weekend, East Hampton Town Police said.

Matthew Patrick McGee was charged with first-degree burglary, assault, criminal obstruction of breathing and resisting arrest.

Police said the 22-year-old officer was apprehended in the home at 11:45 p.m. Saturday. The victim was treated for her injuries at Southampton Hospital.

McGee was based at Coast Guard Station Montauk. The Coast Guard is cooperating with the investigation.

East Hampton Town Police Detectives ask anyone with information about the case to call them at 631-537-7575.

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