ORANGEBURG, N.Y. -- Orangetown police have charged a 30-year-old resident of Central Nyack with assault and resisting arrest following an altercation in Nyack, authorities said.
The arrest came about Friday after a uniformed officer observed the suspect, identified as LaQuan C. Simpson, in a fight on Depew Avenue in the village, police report.
While being placed under arrest, Simpson refused to cooperate and began flailing his arms, striking the officer in the mouth, according to officials.
The officer suffered a contusion and abrasion to his face and lips, requiring medical attention at Nyack Hospital, police report.
Simpson was transported to police headquarters; he has been charged with assault in the second degree, a felony, resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct, a violation, according to officials.
After processing and arraignment, the defendant was remanded to the Rockland County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail, police report.
He is scheduled to appear in Nyack Justice Court on Tuesday, according to officials.