Deputy hurt in V-Day fracas in Port Ewen

An Ulster County sheriff’s deputy was injured while responding to a domestic dispute in Port Ewen on Tuesday.

According to deputies, the incident occurred around 9:50 p.m. when the unidentified deputy, along with state troopers, responded to a report of a family dispute at a Port Ewen residence. When officers arrived, the determined that Braiden J. Brink, 31, had broken several items in the residence during the fight. When officers tried to take him into custody, police said, Brink put up a struggle and the deputy was injured. The deputy was taken to HealthAlliance’s Broadway campus, where he was treated and released. Brink was taken to the state police barracks in Highland where he was charged with unspecified counts stemming from the initial dispute. Later he was arraigned in Esopus Town Court on a charge of felony second-degree assault for the alleged attack on the deputy. Brink was sent to the Ulster County Jail on $50,000 bail.