James A. Terry, Jr. is in Tompkins County Jail tonight after two incidents in which he assaulted and threatened a man over a $20 debt. Ithaca police say the 44-year-old Enfield man was arraigned after being arrested Tuesday evening on charges of second degree assault and resisting arrest.
The Ithaca Police Department says the first incident occurred on January 30th. Police responded to the 800 block of West Seneca Street to investigate a reported assault, and the victim and a witness both provided information about the attack. The victim was transported to Cayuga Medical Center on Thursday night for treatment of his injuries, which include a broken nose, multiple contusions, and a swollen-shut eye.
James A. Terry Jr. Photo provided by IPD.At about 5:30pm on Tuesday, the victim contacted IPD to report that he had again been threatened by his assailant in the same area, and provided details of the suspect's clothing and location. Officers arrived on scene and were able to find and arrest the suspect, James A. Terry, Jr. Police say Terry was "physically resistive and combative" during his arrest.
Mr. Terry was arraigned by Ithaca City Court judge Scott Miller. Bail was set at $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond.