Saratoga County

Saratoga Sheriff: Husband, wife assaulted each other, one with a knife

Frank Bessette and Marian Bessette
Frank Bessette and Marian Bessette

MALTA — A couple in their 70s were arrested last week after assaulting each other, Saratoga County sheriff’s officials said on Wednesday.

Frank Bessette, 78, of Sunset Gulch, faces a misdemeanor assault charge that accuses him of punching his wife in the eye, sheriff’s officials said.

His wife, Marian Bessette, also 78, of Sunset Gulch, was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, that accuses her of using a knife to stab her husband in the chest, causing a minor wound, officials said.

The incident happened Friday in Malta, officials said. Deputies arrested the pair after an investigation.

Frank Bessette was also charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief for allegedly grabbing and throwing a phone as his wife tried to call authorities, officials said.

They were each arraigned and released to return to court later.


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