Police say a New York state man was arrested and charged with 3rd degree assault, and an aggravated family offense September 25. Officials say the suspect struck another person during a heated domestic dispute, with the victim suffering injuries. The suspect also allegedly fled the scene before law enforcement could arrive.

Domestic Violence Incidents 

According to the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, there were 237,212 domestic violence orders of protection issued in New York in 2019 alone.

Penalties in New York State

Assault in the third degree is punishable as a class A misdemeanor in New York state, and can carry a sentence to up to a year in jail, three years of probation, an a $1000 dollar fine, according to The Law Offices of Lance Fletcher. 

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Also, a conviction means it goes on your permanent criminal record. and can affect future employment, says the firm.

New York State Man Allegedly Head Butted Victim 

The New York State Police said in a press release that troopers responded to a domestic dispute incident the night of September 25 in the town of Colton, NY


An investigation determined; the 30-year-old suspect was in a verbal argument with a family member. The uninvolved victim in the verbal argument attempted to intervene which led to the suspect head butting the victim in the face causing the victim to fall backwards and hit their head on the ground.

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State Police said that EMS arrived on scene to evaluate the victim’s injuries. however, as the victim agreed to go to the hospital for further treatment, the suspect fled the scene prior to officials arriving.

Police have not said what the dispute was over in the first place.

The suspect was later arrested and is due back in court to face further penalties.

9 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- September 2023

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 9/01/2023:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.