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Cortland Man Facing Felony Assault Charge For Breaking Man’s Jaw

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A Cortland man is facing felony charges after severely beating a man.

Frank-waite46-year-old Frank Waite of 14 Port Watson Street was arrested Friday and charged with felony counts of assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Waite was also charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal mischief.

Cortland Police say, Waite is accused of being involved in a fight with a 50-year man at a home on Tompkins Street. During the fight, Waite kicked the man in the face several times breaking his eye socket and jaw. Police say alcohol was a factor in the dispute.

Waite was arraigned and sent to the county jail without bail and is due back in court today.

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