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Greenville man faces weapon, burglary charges


By Melanie Lekocevic

Capital Region Independent Media

CATSKILL — A Greenville man faces weapon and burglary charges in connection with an alleged incident at an inn in Catskill, according to state police.

Christopher Stanton, 40, of Greenville, was arrested following a May 7 investigation into a report of an assault with weapons at the Catskill Inn on Route 9W in the town of Catskill, police said in a statement.

“Upon arrival, troopers spoke with the victim who stated that three males entered his room and began punching him and shooting him with a BB gun,” police said in a statement. “He then stated the assailants fled the area in all different directions.”

The man who was allegedly attacked was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital by Town of Catskill Ambulance.

One of the men allegedly involved in the incident was reported to have driven away in a black Ford pick-up truck, police said.

Troopers launched a search for the three men.

“They observed a vehicle that fit the description of the victim enter a Cumberland Farms gas station on Main Street in the town of Cairo,” according to police. “The vehicle, [a] 2004 Ford Ranger, was operated by Christopher Stanton, age 40, from the town of Greenville.”

Stanton was questioned by police and was arrested after he was found to be in possession of crack-cocaine and a metal knuckle knife, police said.

Stanton was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and burglary: entering a dwelling causing injury, all felonies.

He was arraigned in the Town of Cairo Court and remanded to Greene County Jail. Bail has been set at $25,000 cash bail, $50,000 bond or $100,000 partially secured bond.

Stanton is scheduled to return to court on May 12 at 4 p.m.

The investigation remains ongoing, police said.

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