Major David C. Candelaria
Troop L Commander
On March 20, 2017 at approximately 9:45 a.m., a New York State Trooper responded to a one car motor vehicle accident located on the Southern State Parkway, westbound, east of exit 24, in the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County. Upon the Troopers arrival, the operator identified as Eventz J. Francois, age 26, of Amityville, New York fled the scene on foot and entered a residential neighborhood located on Foxglove Road. The Trooper confronted Mr. Francois on Foxglove Road asking him if he was okay. Mr. Francois then, with a closed fist, struck the Trooper in his left eye. The Trooper sustained injuries to his eye and was treated at a local hospital. The Trooper, with the assistance of good samaritans, apprehended Mr. Francois at the scene. Mr. Francois was charged with Assault on a Police Officer(C-Felony), Assault 2nd(D-Felony), Criminal Mischief 4th(A-Misdemeanor) 2 counts, Resisting Arrest(A-Misdemeanor), Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd(Violation) and Driving While Ability Impaired-Drugs. Mr. Francois is scheduled to be arraigned in Nassau County First District Court on March 21, 2017.
Any witnesses to this incident please contact the State Police at (631)756-3300. All calls will remain confidential.