Hogansburg man accused of intentionally hitting another man with truck at Massena tavern
MASSENA -- A Hogansburg man was charged Thursday with intentionally hitting another man with his car during a dispute at Nadeau’s Tavern on June 12, according to village police.
Richard G. Root II, 29, of 75 Ransom Road Apt. 1B is facing misdemeanor counts of second-degree reckless endangerment and third-degree attempted assault, as well as traffic violations including unsafe lane change and failure to keep right, police said.In a statement to police, Ronald Dillon said the incident started with Root throwing a beer bottle at him.
They left and Root got into his truck and drove at him, hitting him in a leg where he had a cast, court documents state. Root then turned around and drove back at him, pinning Dillon between his car and Root’s truck.
Root then left, but police couldn’t find him.
He was charged Thursday after being turned over to Massena police from St. Regis Mohawk Tribal police.
Root was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald Sharlow and released under probationary supervision. He is to re-appear on July 23 at 1:30 p.m., police said