Teen Arrested Following Violent Attack on 17-Year-Old Victim
Editor's Note: The original article was updated to remove a suspect's information following an expungement.
A teen has been arrested following a violent attack on a 17-year-old female.
According to New Hartford Police, officers responded to the area of the Kill-A-Brew Saloon for a report of a possible abduction and woman in distress.
Following an investigation it was determined that the victim had been traveling in a vehicle with 19-year-old Andrew Hallam of Ilion.
While inside the vehicle they began to argue and after a short time, the victim exited the vehicle to remove herself from the situation.
Hallam then allegedly confronted the victim striking her in the head and face and kicking her in the stomach and chest.
Hallam then allegedly approached the victim from behind, put her in a choke hold and slammed her to the ground. Hallam then fled the area leaving only a portion of the victim's property behind.
Police arrested Hallam on several felony charges including robbery. Hallam is also facing a charge of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing. He was released on bail and is due back in court at a later date. The victim was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.