A local couple and musical duo Amy and Rich Devlin were allegedly assaulted on Wednesday night, June 5 at approximately 10:20 p.m. walking home on Wurts Avenue to their apartment.
According to New Paltz Police Lieutenant Robert Lucchesi, the NPPD are “investigating an assault complaint,” but could not comment further as it is an ongoing investigation. The lieutenant did say that the department “is following up on several leads regarding the alleged assault.”
A GoFundMe campaign on Facebook has been launched by Katherine O’Prey Fuller in an effort to help the pair which she said had “sustained injuries that will heal but the financial burden of legal and medical fees is formidable.”
According to these social media posts, Rich is a house painter and has sustained broken ribs that will prevent him from working. To that end, the GoFundMe page has already surpassed its goal of $4,000 as of June 11.
There were several suggestions that the couple was assaulted by at least “four teenagers,” but the police would not comment any further until their investigation has been concluded on the alleged assaults. Meanwhile, friends continue to send well-wishes to the couple via social media sites. Barbara Carroll wrote on the Facebook fundraising page “New Paltz folk help New Paltz folk.”
“Neighbors and Snugs Fam, I really wish you the best through this tough time,” wrote Dan Pomarico-Maxson.
“Rich and Amy have given so much to the New Paltz community by sharing their love of music, playing gigs throughout town and Kingston. They also have played at countless musical benefits for others in New Paltz,” wrote O’Prey Fuller.
The New Paltz Times/Hudson Valley One will follow up on this story as more details become available.