13 November 2020
 Major James C. Michael
 Troop F Commander

On November 12, 2020, State Police Liberty arrested Deyshanna Hamilton, age 31 of Middletown for an assault that occurred on November 8, 2020. Investigation revealed that Hamilton was traveling with a friend in cab going from Middletown to Liberty. While en route to Liberty Hamilton and her passenger got into a verbal altercation that turned physical. The operator of the cab, let Hamilton out of the cab in Liberty and drove the passenger to the Village of Liberty Police Department, the passenger was then transported to Garnet Health Medical Center in Catskill. While being interviewed by state police, the passenger stated that she was punched in the face numerous times and strangled, all causing bruising to her face and neck.  On November 12, 2020, troopers located Hamilton on East Main Street in the city of Middletown, she was taken into custody without incident. She was charged with  Assault 3rd degree and Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, both misdemeanors. Hamilton was arraigned in the Town of Mamakating Court and released on an appearance ticket. She was also issued an order of protection to stay away from the victim.

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