Norfolk man charged with felony assault for allegedly injuring Massena police officer
MASSENA -- A 26-year-old Norfolk man was jailed on $15,000 bail after he allegedly injured a village police sergeant while resisting arrest.
Alexander J. White is being held at the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility on charges of second-degree assault, a felony and misdemeanors of resisting arrest, false personation and second-degree criminal contempt. He was also cited with insufficient signal and no insurance.According to court documents, White was pulled over by village police on Sycamore Street late Wednesday morning for the alleged traffic violations.
He had an outstanding warrant issued by Norfolk Village Court for second-degree criminal contempt and when police tried to find his identity, White allegedly told them he was Adam L. Peets, according to court documents.
When police figured out his real name and when they tried to take him into custody, White allegedly resisted and in the process injured Sgt. Mark Englert's right hand, court documents state. The felony assault charge is because White allegedly injured a police officer who was in the line of duty.
Englert sought treatment at Massena Memorial Hospital and Village Police Chief Timmy Currier said he is not on medical leave.