Police: Assault suspect violates protection order

WNYT Staff
Updated: January 20, 2020 04:50 PM
Created: January 20, 2020 03:55 PM

A Cohoes man is accused of choking a woman while she was holding their 5-month-old.

Rensselaer police have charged Gerald Batcher III of assault, criminal obstruction of breathing, and endangering the welfare of a child.


The victim's injuries were treated at the scene.

Investigators arrested Batcher Saturday night after they say he was found hiding in the back of the house. He was arraigned and released.

An hour later police say he showed up at the house, violating an order of protection that was just issued.

He's now in the Rensselaer County Jail.

Copyright 2020 - WNYT-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Comment on Facebook
Sanders wins Nevada caucuses, takes national Democratic lead

My 2 weeks at the 1980 Winter Olympics

PHOTOS: The Miracle on Ice, 40 years ago

State Police investiagting I-787 multi-vehicle accident

Six years after being awarded grant, REMS to get money for new ambulance