---- — TUPPER LAKE — A Sunmount employee was allegedly assaulted by a Sunmount client, suffering minor injuries. Tupper Lake State Police report that on Sept 25 they interviewed a Sunmount staff member who reported being put in a choke-hold and choked nearly unconscious by 24-year-old Christopher N. Chambers, while he and other staff members were escorting Chambers to a time-out area. Chambers was arrested for strangulation second-degree and unlawful imprisonment first-degree, both felonies, and assault third-degree, a misdemeanor. Chambers was arraigned in the Tupper Lake town court before Town Justice Leonard Young, and was sent to the Franklin County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. He has an Oct. 17 court date in the Tupper Lake court. The staff member was treated by Sunmount medical staff and was able to resume work.
—By Contributing Writers Shawn Ryan and Felicia Krieg