Saratoga County

Indian Lake man charged with attempted murder in alleged axe attack


CORINTH — An Indian Lake man has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly attacking a village resident with a tomahawk axe this past week.

Justice D. Locke, 19, allegedly forced his way into the victim’s Mallery Street apartment at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 26. Locke then began attacking the victim with a tomahawk, according to a news release from the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim, who is an acquaintance of Locke, was airlifted to Albany Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, according to the release.

Locke was located two days later, on Oct. 28, in Indian Lake by sheriff’s investigators. The weapon used in the attack was recovered with the help of State Police.

Locke was charged with second-degree attempted murder and first-degree burglary, a felony.

Locke was arraigned in Milton Town Court and remanded to Saratoga County Jail. He is due back in Corinth Town Court at a later day.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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