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Man Arrested After Assaulting Another With Baseball Bat


On Saturday, May 6th, a call came into 9-1-1 dispatch of a reported assault with a baseball bat in the Town of Harford.

Officers from the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office and after an investigation conducted, it was determined 40 year Adam R. Root of Harford, had struck a victim in the head with a baseball bat. The assault caused physical injuries to the victim, who knew Root.

Root was arrested and charged with Assault in the 2nd, a Felony, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th, a Misdemeanor. He was processed at the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office and later arraigned and remanded to Cortland County Jail with no bail.

He is due to appear in Harford Town Court next month.

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