Press Release

Press Release Joseph I. Amato Found Guilty

For immediate release:
  • Cape and Islands District Attorney's Office

Media Contact for Joseph I. Amato Found Guilty

Tara Miltimore, Media Relations/Assistant District Attorney

Cape and Islands DistrictCape & Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe announced today that on October 28, 2022, following a five-day trial in Barnstable Superior Court, Joseph I. Amato (DOB: 03/22/1975) of Provincetown, was found guilty of Aggravated Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member, Witness Intimidation x2 and Withholding Evidence from a Criminal Proceeding. The defendant was acquitted on one related charge.

The indictments stem from an unprovoked attack on September 30, 2020 in Provincetown where the defendant struck the victim, his husband, on the head with a bottle causing serious injury.  While awaiting trial, the defendant made multiple phone calls from the House of Correction to the victim instructing him to destroy evidence and attempting to intimidate the victim so that he would not cooperate with the Commonwealth’s case.

The defendant is held without bail, awaiting sentencing by the Honorable Elaine M. Buckley, on November 14, 2022.

The case was investigated by the Provincetown Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Jessica M. Croker.


Media Contact for Joseph I. Amato Found Guilty

  • Cape and Islands District Attorney's Office 

    Thank you for visiting the website for the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office. It has been my distinct pleasure to serve the people of the Cape & Islands as District Attorney since January, 2003. Our Office prosecutes over 15,000 criminal cases every year. The dedicated and professional prosecutors and support staff members who work in this Office are here to serve the public, and seek justice in an aggressive and fair manner on behalf of the victims of crime. We see ourselves as problem-solvers, not merely as case-processors. Again, thank you for visiting our website. If you have any concerns, not addressed here, or need to contact us, please feel free to call at (508) 362-8113 or email Assistant District Attorney Tara Miltimore at

  • Help Us Improve with your feedback