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Greenville man charged with assault


By Melanie Lekocevic

Capital Region Independent Media

GREENVILLE — A Greenville man faces assault and other charges in an alleged altercation in his home, according to state police.

Keith A. Smith, 41, of Greenville, was arrested April 15, following a report of a verbal altercation at his residence on Hill Street, police said in a statement.

State police from the Coxsackie barracks responded to the residence where Smith said he was home alone with his daughter and claimed there was no argument at the home.

“Further investigation revealed that Smith was involved in a verbal and physical altercation at the residence,” according to police. “The victim fled the home and was transported to [Em]Urgent Care in Coxsackie by a friend.”

The individual, whose name and gender has not been released, was treated for a laceration to the head.

“The victim stated that Smith became angry, and they attempted to leave,” according to police. “Smith took the victim’s keys and cellphone. He then smashed the victim’s cellphone and punched the individual in the head.”

Smith was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief, all misdemeanors.

He was arraigned in the Town of Greenville Court by Justice Alois Kraker and released on his own recognizance.

The court issued Smith an order of protection to stay away from the individual. He will return to court May 18.

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