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Barefoot man arrested on assault charge in Town of Conklin


(WBNG) -- Authorities say a man was arrested following an investigation into an assault that left a woman injured Friday afternoon.

The Broome County Sheriff's Office says it charged 35-year-old Adam G. Gurney with assault in the second degree, a class C felony, after discovering a woman with "serious injuries" at a residence.

He was also charged with the misdemeanor of resisting arrest.

The sheriff's office says deputies were dispatched to Brady Hill Road in the Town of Conklin for a report of a man causing a disturbance. They say he was barefoot and yelling for help, but was also incoherent and rambling.

When the deputy arrived, Gurney "immediately began fighting" with him, the sheriff's office says. The deputy was able to control him until more officers arrived on the scene to assist.

It was determined Gurney was under the influence of drugs, they say.

Authorities note that Gurney had blood on his hands and when deputies asked where it came from, he said it was from a dead woman.

Then, deputies performed a welfare check at a residence about a mile away from the location on Brady Hill Road.

At the residence, authorities say they found the woman with injuries. She denied medical attention, they say, and she is staying with family.

Gurney was taken to Central Arraignment Part Court to be arraigned.

The New York State Police Department assisted with the investigation.

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