Man struck, pushed, bit female companion, Potsdam police charge
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 11:30 am

POTSDAM – A Potsdam man is accused of striking, pushing and biting a female companion.

Adam Maughan, 36, is charged with third-degree assault: intent to cause physical injury, second-degree harassment: physical contact, and endangering the welfare of a child under 17 years.

At 04:55 p.m. Tuesday, the Potsdam Police Department received a report of a domestic argument in progress at a Lawrence Avenue residence.

When they got there, the patrol found that the two parties had separated themselves, but further investigation revealed that the argument had been a continuation of a dispute that led to a physical altercation the night before.

During the fight the Maughan is alleged to have struck the victim in the face and pushed her to the ground.

Once on the ground Maughan bit the victim in the back causing injury, police said.

The entire incident took place in the presence of children under 17 years of age, according to police.

It was also found that there was an outstanding bench warrant against Maughan for alleged public urination in 2005.

Maughan was arraigned before Village Justice Garner and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility on bail of $7,000 cash or $14,000 bond, with a court date of July 2.