Tri-county blotter

Troopers: Man abused 9-month-old

CANAJOHARIE — A town man is facing charges after state police in Fonda said he injured an infant.

Zachary P. Folts, 23, was charged on Thursday with reckless assault of a child, a class D felony.

Troopers said Folts is accused of causing serious injury to a nine-month-old infant who was in his care. Investigation into the events leading up to Folts’ arrest began when emergency services were called to a residence in the town for an unresponsive nine-month-old. 

The infant was transported to Albany Medical Center via Helicopter, and was treated for injuries consistent with physical abuse.

Folts was taken into custody and processed at the Fonda barracks.

He was arraigned in Palatine Town Court and released on $2,500 bail. He is due back in court on Oct. 28 at 5 p.m.


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