Sixth Squad Detectives report the arrest of a Great Neck Plaza man for an Assault that occurred on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 9:30 AM in Great Neck Plaza.
According to Detectives, Officers responded for a disturbance at Alpian Cleaners located at 4 Welwyn Road. Upon arrival, officers were notified that a male entered the location and began to cause a disturbance. The subject entered an area of the store designated for employees only. He proceeded to punch and kick the victim causing pain and physical injury. The argument escalated and the subject held a knife to the back of the victim’s head before putting him in a rear choke hold. The subject then took the victim’s cell phone and threw it, causing damage. The subject left the scene in an unknown vehicle.
The male victim, 27, suffered multiple contusions and injuries to his neck and left elbow. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment and evaluation.
Subsequent to the investigation, Officers located the defendant James Orfanos, 33 of 8 Welwyn Road and placed him under arrest.
The defendant is charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, Menacing 2nd Degree, Burglary 2nd Degree and Criminal Obstruction of Breathing 2nd Degree. He will be arraigned on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at First District Court 99 Main Street Hempstead.