Felony assault alleged after signpost beating in Midtown Kingston

A Kingston man is charged with felony assault after he allegedly beat another man with a metal signpost, causing serious head injuries. Jose L. Colon, 27 of Henry Street was arrested around 11:20 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, Kingston police said.

According to police, cops were called to the area of Albany Avenue and Maiden Lane for a report of a man with pipe chasing another man down the street. When officers arrived they found the victim, an unidentified 49 year-old Newburgh man, with numerous blunt-force injuries to his head and face. The man, police said, was stabilized at the scene by a nurse who happened to be in the area. He was later taken to HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s Broadway campus and eventually transferred to another hospital for treatment of severe head and eye injuries.

Cops say Colon chased his victim down the street and struck him with a metal signpost before fleeing the scene. He was located a short distance away and taken into custody. Colon was charged with one count of felony first-degree assault and two counts of felony second-degree assault.