Headlines: 2 indicted for assaulting transit officer, Monticello child sex abuse, robbery at gunpoint

Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.

News 12 Staff

Dec 20, 2023, 11:59 AM

Updated 216 days ago


Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
Two Westchester men were indicted for punching and kicking an NYPD Transit lieutenant, the Bronx District Attorney says. Brian Innocent, 24, of New Rochelle, and Marquis Webb, 24, of Yonkers, both face first-degree assault charges. The indictment stems from an investigation initiated on Nov. 11 after Lt. Gypsy Pichardo responded to a fight. According to the district attorney, as Pichardo attempted to arrest the defendants, he was allegedly punched and stomped. Innocent and Webb are due in court on Feb. 27.
A Monticello man, David Dunlap, has received a 20-year sentence for child sexual abuse. The Sullivan County District Attorney announced that Dunlap will serve two decades in state prison for the sexual abuse of a child that occurred between 2013 and 2014.Dunlap previously pleaded guilty to the charge of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree in September. As part of his sentence, upon his release, he will be obligated to register as a sex offender.
Two individuals are facing charges following a reported robbery at gunpoint in Poughkeepsie. City of Poughkeepsie Police responded to a distress call on Monday, detailing an incident where a woman was allegedly assaulted and held at gunpoint during a robbery at a residence on Center Street.Upon arrival, officers say 19-year-old Tatiyana Lasane and 33-year-old Ruby Willis were running away and trying to get in a car. Law enforcement swiftly took them into custody and discovered a loaded firearm, narcotics, and belongings belonging to the victim.The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment but is anticipated to recover.

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