DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- A Dutchess County man was charged with assault on Saturday after smashing another person in the face with a brick, according to the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office.
Chad Smith, 27, of Poughkeepsie was arrested after Sgt. Neil Stuart witnessed part of the assault around 3:40 a.m. on Main St in the City of Poughkeepsie, said Capt. John Watterson.
Following the assault, Smith fled on foot and was chased to the area of Cannon Street, where he was taken into custody.
Smith, was charged with felony assault. The relationship between the two is unclear, and the victim suffered substantial facial injuries including lacerations and broken bones, Watterson said.
He is being held at the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.