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September 25, 2018

City Police Announce Gang Assault Arrests


OSWEGO, NY – On Sept. 4 the Oswego City Police Department arrested three men for second-degree gang assault (Class C felony) for their alleged role in an Aug. 28 assault.

William D. Mathias

William D. Mathias

Gang Assault in the Second Degree is when, with intent to cause physical injury to another person and when aided by two or more other persons actually present, the suspect causes serious physical injury to such person or to a third person.

The charge of Gang Assault does not indicate that the arrested parties are in anyway affiliated with what is commonly referred to as a “street gang,” police pointed out.

Police said today (Sept, 11) that the three men are alleged to have acted together on Aug. 28 at approximately 2:14 a.m. near the intersection of Liberty and West Mohawk streets in the city of Oswego.

Christopher J. Soja

Christopher J. Soja

The victim, a 19-year-old man, suffered serious physical injury during the assault including two orbital fractures, a broken nose, a broken front tooth, and a concussion.

The three suspects that were arrested are:

22-year-old William D. Mathias of New Hartford, NY

21-year-old Christopher J. Soja of Whitesboro, NY

21-year-old Daniel H. Wentworth of New Hartford, NY

All three were arraigned on Sept. 4 in Oswego City Court and were released on their own recognizance.

Daniel H. Wentworth

Daniel H. Wentworth

Mathias was not given a future court date at time of arraignment and was waived to Grand Jury.

Soja is to reappear in Oswego City Court on Oct. 15.

Wentworth is to reappear in Oswego City Court on Oct. 7.

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2 Responses “City Police Announce Gang Assault Arrests”

  1. QueenieB
    September 12, 2009 at 12:01 am

    3 against 1? are these college students?
    if so they should be allowed to finish their
    studies cause if I was the person who got
    beat this badly they would be working
    to pay me the rest of their lives!

  2. Jim cantellya
    September 12, 2009 at 7:15 am

    Send them back home as punishment, come here and gang on someone — 19 no less — deserved it or not — 3 on 1 is crude — I guess some teaching needs to be taught yet out at the college hu —- butt whooping 101 and respect

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