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Two suspects returned to Hudson after arrests in other cities


HUDSON–Two people wanted by Hudson Police on unrelated crimes have been apprehended.

Tara C. Cobbins, 37, of Albany was taken into custody by Albany Police on South Pearl Street, July 6 at about 5 p.m. She was later turned over to Hudson Police. She was charged with fourth degree criminal facilitation, two counts of second degree assault and two counts of third degree criminal possession of a weapon, previous conviction.

Police say Ms. Cobbins allegedly possessed a knife and plastic squirt bottle containing an unknown-type chemical solution during a fight and intended to use them against another person, June 12. She also allegedly provided her daughter with a knife, which was used to stab an 18-year-old female victim, inflicting serious physical injury.

Ms. Cobbins then allegedly used the plastic squirt bottle filled with the unknown chemical to spray a male victim in the face and body causing burning to his face and body and temporary loss of vision.

The defendant was previously convicted of second degree assault in Columbia County Court, October 20, 2010.

She was arraigned before City Judge Mark Portin and sent to the Columbia County Jail without bail pending a preliminary hearing.

Chesano O. Thompson, 20, with prior addresses in Hudson, Catskill and Queens, was picked up by New York City Police in Queens, July 6 and turned over to Hudson Police the following day.

Mr. Thompson was wanted on an indictment for second degree robbery stemming from an incident on January 18, in which he and three others allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint on North Fifth Street. The three other suspects: Tyler Lamont, 16; Perry Gilliard, 19, and El-Shamar Thornton, 18, all of Hudson are in custody and awaiting trial.

*Two men involved in a fight at 731 Warren Street, face charges.

Shawn J. Butterworth, 33, of South Cairo was charged with fourth degree criminal possession weapon and third degree attempted assault by Officer Mishanda F. Franklin July 1 at 4 p.m.

David N. DiBlasi, 42, of Hudson was charged with harassment by Officer Franklin, June 30 at 8:45 p.m.

Police say, Mr. DiBlasi allegedly ran across street and threatened and pushed Mr. Butterworth, who then allegedly struck him in the arm and head with a muffler.

Mr. Butterworth turned himself in later at the police station.

Both men were issued appearance tickets.

*James Julian Scott, 24, of Hudson was charged with third degree attempted assault and criminal obstruction breathing/blood circulation by Officer Mishanda F. Franklin at the police station, July 1 at 10 p.m.

Mr. Scott allegedly got into a dispute with a woman, choked her and punched her several times in the arms and legs.

He was held for arraignment.

*Adam J. Matteson, Jr., 25, of Rensselaer was charged with third degree attempted assault by Hudson Police Officer Jacob R Hoffman, III, July 5 at noon.

Mr. Matteson turned himself in at the police station on a Hudson City Court arrest warrant for allegedly punching a man in the face twice.

He was arraigned before City Judge Richard Koweek and released.

*Kevin J. Jennings, 24, of Hudson was charged with third degree criminal tampering and disorderly conduct by Officer Jason C. Finn, July 1 at 11:47 p.m.

Mr. Jennings allegedly threatened to beat up police officers and slammed his hands on the roof of a Hudson Police car at 44 Eighth Street. When he was taken to the police station, he asked to use the bathroom and once inside, he allegedly urinated all over the bathroom floor.

Arraigned before City Judge Koweek, Mr. Jennings was sent to jail in lieu of $250 cash bail or $500 bond.

*Michael P. Snyder, 21, of Hudson was charged with unlawfully dealing with fireworks by Officer Rodney A. Waithe at 37 Columbia Street, July 5 at 12:05 a.m.

Mr. Snyder allegedly possessed fireworks and caused them to explode in Prison Alley at First Street. He was released with an appearance ticket.

*Jawara O. Herring, 37, of New Windsor was charged with unlawfully dealing with fireworks by Officer William B. Wrigley, July 2 at 7:50 p.m.

Mr. Herring allegedly possessed fireworks and was giving them out at 41 North Second Street. He was issued an appearance ticket and released.

*Jeanne M. Griffiths, 53, of Hudson was charged with failure to keep right, driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI for having a blood alcohol content greater than .18% by Officer Franklin, July 7. Ms. Griffiths was charged after she was involved in a four car accident at 927 Columbia Street. She failed subsequent standard field sobriety tests.  She was issued tickets to appear in City Court.

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