Two Men Charged with Assault in Nyack
Police arrested two men after they allegedly knocked over a forty-eight-year-old man and kicked him while he was on the ground in Nyack, New York on June 6. After the two attackers fled, officers located the two twenty-two-year old men in a car matching the victim's description near Nyack College. The men were arrested and charged with assault in the third degree. After police found six Adderall pills and five Amphetamine pills that he did not have a prescription for, one of the men was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. The victim was treated and released from Nyack Hospital, and the two men are scheduled to appear in Nyack Court on June 25.
Assault in the third degree occurs when a person knowingly and intentionally causes injury to another individual. It can also occur due to recklessness or criminal negligence with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument. Assault in the third degree is a class A misdemeanor in the state of New York and is punishable by a $1,000 fine or a year in jail.
Criminal possession of a controlled substance occurs when an individual knowingly and unlawfully possesses a controlled substance. It is a class A misdemeanor that is punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
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