Schenectady County

Fight victim who had ear severed remains hospitalized

The man who lost an ear in a fight remained hospitalized this afternoon in fair condition, officials
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The man who lost an ear in a fight remained hospitalized this afternoon in fair condition, officials said.

James Hunt of Schenectady, was airlifted to Albany Medical Center on Sunday morning after authorities said he was beaten by 42-year-old Richard P. Olley.

Hunt suffered multiple broken bones and lost his right ear in the attack, according to papers filed in court.

Olley, of 1044 University Place, was arraigned today and ordered held on $25,000 bail. He faces charges of first-degree assault and second-degree assault, both felonies. He also faces a violation count of harassment.

The incident happened at about 7:40 a.m. at 1044 University Place, Apt. 3, according to papers. Olley is accused of severing Hunt’s ear. Preliminary indications were that doctors would have to reconstruct the ear, according to papers.

Olley is also accused of stomping on Hunt and punching him. Hunt suffered fractures to the right side of his face, back, ribs and clavicle, according to papers. He also suffered a punctured lung.

Police could offer little more today than that the fight stemmed from an argument.

Olley remained in the Schenectady County jail this afternoon.

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