11 May 2022
Major Ruben A. Oliver
Troop B Commander


On May 10, 2022, State Police arrested David J. Kussius, 45, of Stillwater, NY, for Assault 2nd degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd.

The arrest stemmed from an incident reported to State Police on May 10, 2022, at approximately 9:27 p.m., which resulted in a law enforcement response to Chipmunk Lane, in the town of Moriah.

A preliminary investigation determined that Kussius struck an adult victim in the head with a shovel, which resulted in physical injury to the victim.  The victim was treated by local EMS and transported to the hospital for further treatment.  Kussius was arrested and later arraigned in the Town of Moriah Court where he was ordered held in the Essex County Jail without bail, pending further court action.

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