Police investigate alleged assault of New Paltz couple

Amy and Rich Devlin (GoFundMe)

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.

There are 4 comments

  1. Francine

    To whom it may concern, can you please get your facts straight about Amy and Rich. The did get assaulted, you article state ADLEDGED, that is making it seem that they are making up this horrific attack. I’m very disappointed to read that.

  2. Lee

    Amy & Rich .. I’m so sorry to hear this. You have paid it forward many fold.

    Please heal soon, in my prayers & as friends in my heavy heart.

    LeeC (Snug Darts)🎯🎯🎯

  3. Adam's Rib

    That new theatre is attracting a bad element already to the Wurts Street area. The residents of Wurts Street said it would too before the theatre went in. Selah.

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