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Police: Man Punches Victim In Face In Dutchess Altercation

Shane Baker.
Shane Baker. Photo Credit: New York State Police

DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - State police arrested a Dutchess County man on Monday after he allegedly punched his victim in the face during a dispute in Clinton, causing serious injury.

Shortly after 7 p.m. on Monday, April 24, New York State Police troopers were dispatched to Vasser Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, where there was a reported assault that took place earlier in Clinton.

According to police, the subsequent investigation into the incident determined that 24-year-old Stanfordville resident Shane Baker struck his victim in the face, causing serious physical injury during a dispute.

Baker was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, a felony. He was arraigned in the Town of Clinton Court and released on his own recognizance. He is due back in court on Thursday, May 4.

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