Canton man charged for assaulting, injuring his father
Friday, July 2, 2010 - 11:59 am

CANTON -- A Morley-Potsdam Road man has been charged by the St. Lawrence County Sheriff with assaulting and injuring his father at their home Thursday.

Deputies say they were called to the house, at 466 Morley-Potsdam Road, to investigate an alleged domestic incident between Nicholas T. Archetko, 20, and his father, Thomas W. Archetko, 53.

It was alleged that Nicholas held his father against his will, and assaulted him, causing contusions and swelling on his head and torso. Thomas was taken to Canton-Potsdam Hospital for evaluation.

Nicholas was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree unlawful imprisonment. He was arraigned in Town of Canton Court and released under the supervision of the probation department.

The court also issued a "stay away" order to protect the father.