Saratoga County jury deliberating fate of man charged in shovel attack

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A Saratoga County jury is now deliberating in the case of a man accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend’s father with a shovel.

Troy Tenace is being tried for assault.

As prosecutors tell it, Tenace hit a man in the head with a shovel in the town of Ballston in September 2021.

If his name sounds familiar, Tenace was featured in an MTV show several years ago which told the story of people addicted to marijuana. During the show, Tenace had phone conversations with his father who is serving life sentences in prison for killing two people, including Cheryl Knapp in Colonie in December 1993.

The younger Tenace faces a maximum of eight to 25 years in prison if the jury finds him guilty.

The jury will resume deliberations Monday morning.