10 May 2022

 Major Brian J. Ratajczak
 Troop E Commander



On May 9, 2022, at approximately 8:45 p.m., the State Police responded to a serious assault at the Holland American Hotel, located at 6632 St-Rte 415 in Bath, NY.  When Troopers arrived, they discovered that Jonathan Ruggles, age 33, had been assaulted by Jose Velez, age 41, who both reside at that location.

Ruggles was airlifted to Strong Hospital with life-threatening-injuries.

State Police, after conferring with the Steuben County DA, Brooks Baker, charged Velez with Burglary 1st Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree, (previous conviction).

The investigation is continuing, and additional charges are pending.


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