ORANGEBURG NY Feb 19 2017 – The Orangetown Police Department reports the arrest of a New City man on assault and weapon charges.
Police said Robert Hicks, age 58, was in Nyack Hospital on Midland Ave in Nyack when he allegedly began to cause a disturbance in the hospital.
It is also alleged that Hicks attempted to use the hospital staff telephones without the permission of the staff.
Security approached Hicks about the incident and it is alleged Hicks then became violent and began to strike the security guard numerous times using the phone as a weapon.
The security guard was injured during the incident and received treatment for his injuries at the hospital.
Hicks was arrested and transported to Orangetown Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with 2 counts of Assault 2nd degree (felony), Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree (felony), Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degree (misdemeanor).
Hicks was arraigned by the Honorable Judge Lewis and was then remanded to the Rockland County Jail and given a court date of Feb. 23, 2017 to answer the charges.