Malta man accused of assaulting 2, including police officer

Matthew Scoons mug

Matthew Scoons, 43, of Malta is accused of assaulting two people, one of those being a Saratoga County Sheriff’s deputy. (Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office)

MALTA, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department arrested Matthew Scoons, 43, of Malta after they say he assaulted two people including a deputy. The Sheriff’s Department was called to a home on Faraone Drive Sunday morning just after midnight.

Deputies say that Sccons pushed a victim to the groundbreaking their wrist. He then allegedly punched a glass door, shattering it, and assaulted an officer as they attempted to take him into custody.


  • Two counts of Assault in the Second Degree (felony)
  • Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree (felony)
  • Two counts of Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree (misdemeanor)
  • Resisting Arrest (misdemeanor)

Scoons was virtually arraigned before in Edinburg Town Court and remanded to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of bail.

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