OLIVEBRIDGE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — An unnamed male victim of an alleged hammer attack was flown to Albany Medical Center on December 30, 2022. Michael Latimore, 40, of Olivebridge was arrested a day later in connection to the attack.

On December 30, 2022, around 5:25 p.m., police from the Ellenville barracks responded to a parking lot in the area of 22 Main Street in the town of Rochester, for a report of a man that was on the ground and bleeding from the head. Troopers say that when they arrived, Kerhonkson EMS was on the scene, and treating him with a severe head wound. Police say that the victim was conscious, and told them he was hit in the head with a hammer by Michael Latimore. The unnamed victim was flown to Albany Medical Center for treatment.

Around 1:55 a.m. the next day, troopers arrested Latimore at his house in the town of Olive. He was arraigned in the Town of Rochester Court and held at the Ulster County Jail.


  • First-degree assault
  • First-degree attempted murder

Bail for Latimore was set at $25,000 cash, $50,000 bond, or $300,000 partial bond. He is set to return to court on January 4, at 1:30 p.m.