Russell motorist arrested on 9 charges, jailed after allegedly striking a pedestrian on purpose then leaving scene
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 12:11 pm

RUSSELL – A Russell man was arrested and jailed Friday for intentionally striking a pedestrian with his vehicle, then leaving the scene, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies.

Donald M. Carlin Jr., 31, of 2786 County Route 24, was arrested on at least nine charges including second degree assault, a Class D felony, following the incident at the intersection of County Route 24 and the Pyrites-Russell Road, deputies said.

Carlin allegedly drove off the left side of the road and struck Brandon W. Monroe, 34, then continued driving on County Route 24 and left the scene, deputies said.

Monroe was taken to Canton-Potsdam Hospital by the Russell Rescue Squad where he was treated for a broken left forearm and several lacerations and contusions, deputies said.

Carlin later turned himself in to the sheriff’s office in Canton. In addition to the assault charge, he was cited for first degree reckless endangerment, a Class D felony; endangering the welfare of a child; fourth degree stalking; reckless driving, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, failure to keep right, unsafe tires and uninspected motor vehicle, deputies said.

He was arraigned in Pierrepont Town Court and held on $15,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond, deputies said.