Major James M. Hall
Troop A Commander
Andover dispute leads to arrest on felony assault, weapon charges
On June 8, 2021, SP Amity Troopers arrested John P. Mercier, 58, of Andover, NY for Assault 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree, and Menacing 2nd Degree.
Troopers responding to a report of a physical dispute at a residence on Davis Hill Road in the town of Andover determined Mercier had assaulted another party with a baseball bat, causing injury to that party.
Mercier was arrested, arraigned, and remanded to the Allegany County Jail without bail.