A grand jury has indicted James Hilton, 32, who was charged with assaulting Schenectady police officer Mark Weekes.
Hilton, of Glens Falls, was expected to appear in City Court today, but he will be arraigned in County Court after being indicted by a grand jury.
The criminal charges of the indictment will not be disclosed until it’s handed to the court and Hilton’s arraignment date is set.
“Three or four days after we hand up the indictment his arraignment date will be set,” said Schenectady County District Attorney Bob Carney.
Hilton previously appeared in City Court on Tuesday. Judge Mark Blanchfield sent Hilton back to Schenectady County Jail with no bail.
Hilton’s attorney said in court on Tuesday that Hilton is an Iraq war veteran, suffers from post traumatic stress disorder and has three children along with other family members in the area.
Police Lt. Mark McCracken said on Monday that Hilton might also be an amateur mixed martial arts fighter who goes by the name “James 5-Star Hilton.” That has not been confirmed.
Hilton was charged on Saturday with one count of assault on a police officer, a felony, and one court of resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.
Weekes, also a military veteran, was released from the hospital on Monday and is recovering at home from a skull fracture, police said. He will be out of work for the foreseeable future.
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