Non-student assaults Saratoga Springs officers in Scribner Village (Updated): Man injures two officers while resisting arrest for illegal possession of drugs

Posted by Julia Leef

Twenty-year-old Tyler Sean Burton, of Brigham Road in Greenfield Center, was arrested Monday, March 5, in Scribner Village. He was charged with assaulting two police officers and resisting arrest for misdemeanor drug charges, according to a recent article in The Saratogian.

Alerted to the man's presence by a College employee, Campus Safety contacted the Saratoga Springs Police Department after observing Burton trespassing on the College property. Officers Daniel Mullan and John Guzek were both injured, with Guzek suffering from a minor leg injury and Mullan from serious damage to his arm and shoulder, which may place him out of work for the time being, according to Lt. John Catone.

"None of our officers were injured," Director of Campus Safety Dennis Conway said, adding that the two subjects were committed to jail overnight and arraigned at city court the next morning. If they are unable to pay bail, they will go to jail.

19-year-old Alexa P. Theo, of Van Dam Street, Burton's girlfriend according to Conway, who was with Burton at the time, was charged with resisting his arrest as well. 

Burton is charged with three counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal trespassing, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest, all of which are misdemeanors. His attacks on the officers, however, have resulted in a felony second-degree assault charge.

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