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Massena man charged with assault following domestic dispute


ASSAULT - MASSENA - A Massena man reportedly upset with his girlfriend’s choice of friends faces two charges following a domestic dispute.

Village police charged Ricky J. Herne Jr., 24, of 38 East Hatfield St., Apt. 1, Massena, with third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief at 9:51 p.m. Monday after police responded to a domestic dispute complaint at the residence.

He was held in the village lock up overnight before being arraigned Tuesday morning by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and released on his own recognizance .

Herne reportedly punched Cecilia Lindsey in the face and pushed her into a wall during an argument. He also threw a Glade air freshener at Ms. Lindsey, striking her in the back of her head and leaving a laceration. She was transported to Massena Memorial Hospital by Massena Rescue and treated and released. He also allegedly kicked and damaged a fan that was on the floor.

Herne reportedly was upset with the people Ms. Lindsey was hanging out with, police said. Ms. Lindsey declined to provide police with a statement.

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