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September 21, 2018

Oswego Man Charged For Allegedly Assaulting Police, EMT


OSWEGO, NY – SUNY Oswego University Police Thursday night (Sept. 3) arrested Joshua R. Patterson, 24, of 104 W. Cayuga St. in Oswego and charged him with four counts of second-degree assault, among other charges.

Police received a call of a suspicious person on the lakefront outside Scales Hall shortly after 11 p.m. Sept. 3.

An officer approached Patterson, who gave a false name and became belligerent, the officer said.

As the situation escalated, more police and emergency personnel arrived on the scene.

Police said Patterson kicked an officer in the face and spit in the faces of two officers and an emergency medical technician while resisting arrest.

In addition to the assault charges, Patterson was charged with false personation, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration, all misdemeanors; plus three counts of disorderly conduct and five counts of harassment, all violations.

After further consultation with the District Attorney’s Office, SUNY Oswego University Police said that the four counts of felony assault against Joshua Patterson have been amended to one count of attempted assault on a police officer, a misdemeanor, and three counts of second-degree harassment, violations.

He was arraigned in Oswego Town Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of bail in the amount of $20,000 cash or $50,000 bond.

He is to reappear in town court on Sept. 8.

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