Nicholville man charged with assaulting victim with pine log
MASSENA -- A Nicholville man faces assault charges after allegedly striking another man with a 3-foot-pine log, according to state police.
Chase A. Donovan, 23, was charged with first-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon following a fight on State Route 131 in Massena at 7:30 p.m. Monday.Troopers say Donovan struck the victim in the back of his head with a 3-foot long pine log, causing a laceration to the victim’s head.
The victim was treated at Massena Memorial Hospital for a non-life-threatening injury, police said.
He was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Joe Brown and released under the supervision of probation.
Donovan is to reappear in the Town of Massena Court on Dec. 14, at 1:30 p.m.
This investigation is still pending, police said.