Man Found Guilty Of Assaulting Woman Who Stabbed Him In Self-defense In Hudson Valley

Wagswoofs – Government officials say a 50-year-old man was found guilty of attacking a woman who tried to escape by jumping out of a window and then stabbed him in self-defense in a Hudson Valley apartment.

Brian Powell, a 50-year-old resident of Orange County, Newburgh, has been found guilty of charges connected to an assault that took place in Middletown in January 2023.

According to officials, a woman who had been assaulted visited an apartment in Middletown on Saturday, Jan. 7, accompanied by an acquaintance. Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler revealed on Thursday, Dec. 21, that Powell and several others, unknown to the victim, were present in the apartment.

The police were called by another person inside the apartment, who then responded and provided medical assistance to both Powell and the victim. Following an investigation, Middletown Police later arrested Powell.

After a three-day jury trial, Powell was found guilty of third-degree assault and second-degree unlawful imprisonment on Friday, Dec. 15. He could potentially be sentenced to up to one year in Orange County Jail for each count when he appears for sentencing on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024.

Powell was remanded without bail after the jury delivered its verdict.

Hoovler praised the victim for her commendable efforts in assisting Powell to be held accountable for his actions.

According to Hoovler, the violent offender would not have been held accountable if it weren’t for the victim’s bravery on the night of the assault and her testimony in court. He emphasized that no one deserves to be attacked without provocation and expressed gratitude that the victim was able to recover from the injuries inflicted by the defendant.

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