Athens man accused of attacking Police Officer

posted by Bill Williams - 

From Schodack Police:

On May 10, 2018 at around Schodack Police Department arrested Michael Dauphin, 24 of Athens New York. Dauphin was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for traffic violations around Columbia Turnpike and Miller Road.

Dauphin was in possession of heroin and hypodermic needles. Officer Jordan Harrington observed the contraband and, in an effort to hide the contraband, and prevent Officer Harrington from seizing the contraband, Dauphin attacked Officer Harrington.

A fight ensued, and Officer Harrington deployed his taser. Dauphin attempted to take the taser away from Officer Harrington during the struggle. Police from other agencies including East Greenbush, Rensselaer, North Greenbush, Nassau, and New York State Police responded to assist officer Harrington.

Dauphin was placed into custody. Officer Harrington and Dauphin were both transported to Albany Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

Dauphin faces a host of charges including possession of a controlled substance, obstruction of justice, resisting arrest, robbery 3rd degree, and assault 2nd degree. Other charges may be filed against Dauphin as well.

Dauphin was arraigned in Town of Schodack Justice Court and remanded to Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of $50,000.00 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled to return to town court for a preliminary hearing on May 15 at 1:00 pm. The driver of the vehicle was issued traffic tickets and released.

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