By KIM SMITH DEDAM
---- — TUPPER LAKE — A Tupper Lake man is charged with assaulting a disabled resident of Sunmount Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.
Police arrested Robert M. Sachatelli-Velez, 28, following an investigation into an incident that allegedly occurred on Jan. 28.
He was charged with endangering an incompetent person and third-degree assault, both misdemeanors, and two counts of first-degree falsifying a business record, which is a felony.
The alleged victim is a 48-year-old resident at Sunmount. No information was available about whether Sachatelli-Velez works at the facility.
In a news release, police said he was arraigned in Santa Clara Town Court in front of Town Justice Michelle Garcia and released after posting $400 cash bail.
He was ordered to reappear in the Tupper Lake Town Court at 4 p.m. March 20.
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