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05 December 2019
Shovel-wielding Mechanicville man charged with assault
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Robert E. Patnaude
Troop G Commander
On December 3, 2019, State Police in Clifton Park arrested 57-year-old Yongjie Jiang of Mechanicville, for Assault 2nd degree (D felony), Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degree (A misdemeanor), and Harassment 2nd degree (violation).
At approximately 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday, State Police responded to a business complex on State Route 9 in the Town of Halfmoon for a fight in progress. Investigation revealed that Jiang arrived at the complex and began arguing with one of the employees of a business there. During the argument, it is alleged that Jiang attacked the victim, knocking them to the ground where he began to kick them. When the victim’s husband intervened Jiang stuck him with a shovel.
Jiang was taken into custody and transported to SP Clifton Park for processing. He was issued an appearance ticket for Halfmoon Town Court on December 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
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