A man, suspected of being under the influence of a narcitic, was taken into custody Monday, after punching a City of Newburgh Police Officer in the face.
Officer Roman Scuadroni responded to 336 Washington Street for a report of an unwanted person trespassing.
Upon his arrival Scuadroni observed a male pacing in the driveway. The male was also screaming. Scuadroni approached and attempted to speak with the individual who appeared to be under the influence of some sort of narcotic. The individual advanced towards Scuadroni and punched him in the face. Scuadroni then deployed his K9 Partner “Lee” who was able to control the man’s left arm.
Scuadroni continued to fight with the individual in an attempt to place him under arrest and was able to call over the radio for assistance from other Officers. Several officers arrived and were able to take the male into custody.
The male is identified as Tony Mann, 31. He was transported to St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Emergency Room for treatment. Mann also suffered minor injury from the K9 bite. Charges were filed with City of Newburgh Court and an Arrest Warrant was requested.
Scuadroni suffered minor injury to his mouth, left and right thumbs including cuts.
It was learned after speaking to the initial caller that Mann had entered the driveway of 336 Washington Street and threatened a male party with a folding knife. The knife was recovered in the driveway.
Mann was charged with Trespass – a violation, Assault 3rd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Obstructing Governmental Administration and Menacing 2nd, all Class A Misdemeanors.