Joseph Macri
Joseph Macri

Editor's note: The charge in the story was changed to second degree after state police initially stated it was first degree in a written statement and later stated it was second degree.

TAGHKANIC — A town man was charged Friday with attempted murder after police said he tried to drown a woman in a pond.

Joseph Macri, 75, was arrested on the Sopak Road property and charged with second-degree attempted murder, a class A-I felony, said Aaron Hicks, a State Police information officer.

Troopers responded at 3:45 p.m. Friday to a report of a possible domestic incident at a Macri's residence when they found Macri attempting to drown the victim in a pond on the property, Hicks said. Macri was taken into custody without incident.

The unidentified female victim was transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital and is listed in stable condition, Hicks added. Macri was arraigned virtually before the City of Hudson Court, and remanded to the Columbia County Jail where he is being held without bail, Hicks said.

His next court appearance is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. July 8.

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