NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Troop F Commander
Catskill, NY - On May 7, 2022, at approximately 10:30 p.m., state police from the Catskill barracks responded to the Catskill Inn on State Route 9w in the town of Catskill for a report of an assault with weapons. Upon arrival troopers spoke with the victim who state that three males entered his room and began punching him and shooting him with a bb gun. He then stated the assailants fled the area all in different directions. One of the suspects fled the area in a black Ford pick-up truck. The victim was transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital by Catskill ambulance.
Troopers began a search for the suspects. They observed a vehicle that fit the description of the victim enter a Cumberland Farms gas station on Main Street in the town of Cairo. The vehicle, 2004 Ford Ranger and was operated by Christopher Stanton, age 40 from the town of Greenville, Greene County. While being questioned he was found to be in possession of crack-cocaine and a metal knuckle knife, he was subsequently arrested. After speaking with troopers, Stanton was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th degree, and Burglary: Entering a Dwelling Causing Injury, all felonies.
Stanton was arraigned in the Town of Cairo Court and remanded to Greene County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail, $50,000 bond, or $100,000 partially secured bond. He has a return date for Catskill Court on May 12, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.
This investigation is ongoing.