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Man assaulted with pole in St. Albans: DA

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ST. ALBANS — A Jamaica man has been arraigned on charges of attacking another man with a metal pole on a street in St. Albans in November, the Queens District Attorney’s office said.

Mark Riettie, 37, allegedly struck the man, who was at the intersection of 112th Avenue and Farmers Boulevard at 6:15 p.m. Nov. 19, with the pole on the chest, left arm and shoulder, causing bruising and pain, the DA said. Police also allegedly removed a bag of marijuana from the man’s car, the DA said.

Riette was charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of marijuana and harassment, the DA said. He was arraigned May 15 and released upon paying bail, the DA said. His next court date is June 21, the DA said.

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