DRYDEN, N.Y. — A 17-year-old resident of the William George Agency has been charged with felony assault after allegedly injuring another resident with a dinner plate.

On Monday, New York State Police in Ithaca responded to a report of an assault at the William George Agency in Dryden. Police say Zahmear L. Lawson, 17, struck a 15-year-old resident in the head with a dinner plate. The victim was transported to Cortland Regional Medical Center where they received five staples for a head laceration and was later released, police said.

Lawson was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

Lawson was arraigned in the Town of Dryden court and was released into the custody of the William George Agency.

Kelsey O'Connor

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