On May 5, the Village of Liberty Police Department arrested John Dotten, 24, of Liberty after an investigation into an assault.
LIBERTY, NY — On May 5, the Village of Liberty Police Department arrested John Dotten, 24, of Liberty after an investigation into an assault. Village of Liberty Police responded to the area of Buckley Street for a report of a fight with weapons.
Upon arrival, they found a 36-year-old male victim with a laceration to his head. The victim was transported to Garnett Health Medical Center Catskills where he was treated for his injuries. Investigation resulted in locating and arresting Dotten a short time later without incident. During the incident Dotten struck the victim with a wooden object causing injury.
Prior to being arrested, Dotten attempted to hide the wooden object from police. Dotten was charged with assault in the 2nd degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the 3rd degree and tampering with physical evidence, all felonies. He was arraigned in the Town of Liberty Court by the Honorable Judge Stabak and remanded to Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail, $7,500 secured bond or $12,000 partially secured bond. Dotten is due back in the Town of Liberty Court on May 10.
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