Police: Beacon man assaulted New York state trooper while in custody

A suspect allegedly assaulted a New York state trooper last Thursday while in custody in Montgomery.

News 12 Staff

Sep 12, 2022, 10:19 PM

Updated 578 days ago

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A suspect allegedly assaulted a New York state trooper last Thursday while in custody in Montgomery.
Police say 32-year-old David Clarke from Beacon was taken into custody for drunk driving and was allowed to make one phone call using his own device.
At the end of the call, he allegedly refused to turn the phone back over before hitting a trooper in the head with it.
Clarke was additionally charged with felony assault, obstruction and criminal possession.


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