03 January 2023
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander


On December 30, 2022, at approximately 5:25 p.m., State Police from the Ellenville barracks responded to a parking lot in the area of 22 Main Street in the town of Rochester for a report of a man on the ground bleeding from the head. When troopers arrived, Kerhonkson EMS was on scene treating a male with a severe head wound. While being treated the victim was conscious and stated that he was struck in the head with a hammer by Michael Latimore. The victim was later flown to Albany Medical Center.

On December 31, 2022, at approximately 1:55 a.m., troopers located and arrested Michael Latimore, age 40 from Olivebridge, NY at his residence in the town of Olive. He was charged with Assault 1st degree and Murder: Intention, both felonies. He was arraigned in the Town of Rochester Court in front of Town Justice Laflamme and remanded to Ulster County Jail. Bail was set at $25,000 cash, $50,000 bond, $300,000 partial bond. He has a return date of January 4, 2023, at 1:30 p.m.


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