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Deputy injured by suspect during arrest, Co. County sheriff’s office says

October 14, 2017 01:26 am

CHATHAM — A Chatham man faces a long list of charges after authorities said he allegedly assaulted a Columbia County Sheriff’s deputy during an arrest, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies charged Jaquan A. Hamilton, 23, with second-degree assault, a class D felony, resisting arrest, second-degree obstructing governmental administration; both are class A misdemeanors, and disorderly conduct, a violation.

At 7:02 p.m. Tuesday, deputies were called to assist the Chatham Village Police Department on Main Street in the village with a report of a disturbance caused by multiple people.

Deputies Jordan Brahm and Peter Merante arrested Hamilton, who the sheriff’s office accused of causing physical injury to one of the deputies in an attempt to prevent the arrest of another suspect, the sheriff’s office said.

It is unclear at this time which deputy was allegedly assaulted and no details have been released on the extent of the injuries.

Chatham Village Justice Walter Simonsmeier arraigned Hamilton in Chatham Village Court. Simonsmeier remanded Hamilton to Columbia County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail and $50,000 bond.

State police and Chatham police assisted in the investigation.

To reach reporter Amanda Purcell, call 518-828-1616 ext. 2500, or send an email to, or tweet to @amandajpurcell.