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ALBANY COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE

County Court House Albany, New York 12207 (518) 487-5400


WWW.ALBANYCOUNTYSHERIFF.COM

WILLIAM C. COX
UNDERSHERIFF

CRAIG D. APPLE, SR.


SHERIFF

PAUL M. COURCELLE
CHIEF DEPUTY

MICHAEL S. MONTELEONE
CHIEF DEPUTY

KERRY B. THOMPSON
CHIEF DEPUTY

Press Release March 06,2014


Albany County Sheriff Craig D. Apple Sr. reports the arrest of a Colonie resident on Assault and Drug charges. Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to 45 Pleasant Street in the Village of Voorheesville for a subject who had been assaulted and slashed in the face with a knife. The suspect had fled the scene and the victim only knew the suspect as Nick. The altercation was stemmed from an earlier incident where the suspect had accused the victim of stealing from him. Sheriff Investigators were summoned to the scene and more information was developed on the suspect. Investigators learned the suspect resides at 420 Sand Creek Rd Building 1 Apt 605 (Colonie Towers). Investigators located Nicholas Desanctis in the vehicle at Colonie Center and it was occupied by two other males. All parties were detained and brought to the Sheriffs Public Safety Building to be interviewed. Desanctis was found to be in possession of the knife which was believed to have been used in the Assault, Desanctis also had blood stained clothes and a laceration to his finger. The driver of the vehicle admitted to purchasing two bundles of Heroin from Desanctis for a $110.00 if they would give him a ride to Voorheesville so he could confront the Victim who stole drugs from him. The driver dropped Desanctis off at the end of Pleasant Street in Voorheesville. Investigators executed a search warrant at 420 Sand Creek Rd Building 1 Apt 605 (Colonie Towers) and found 410 bags of Heroin street value of $4500.00 and over $3000.00 in U.S. Currency. Nicholas J. Desanctis (21) was charged with Assault in the 2nd Degree, Class D Felony, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th a Class A Misdemeanor, and arraigned in the Village of Voorheesville by the Honorable Justice Margret Atkins and remanded to the Albany County Correctional facility without bail. Mr. Desanctis is also facing the following charges out of the Town of Colonie Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree a class B Felony, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree a class B felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th degree a class C Felony. The Victim was transported to the Hospital, where he was treated and later released.