Police press assault charge in AuSable Forks

AuSABLE FORKS — A Plattsburgh resident struck another man in the head several times, according to state police.

Police responded to an assault report at a home on State Route 9N at 9:40 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31.

Russell R. Ducharme allegedly struck a 32-year-old male in the face multiple times. The victim suffered abrasions and contusions to his face and neck, according to an investigation conducted by state police and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.

State police charged Ducharme with assault in the third degree, a misdemeanor. He was released with an appearance ticket for Black Brook Town Court Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 3 p.m.