Man jailed for hatchet throw


An East Hampton man faces criminal charges after he allegedly threw a hatchet at another man during an argument last week. The victim told police that on March 30, while they were both visiting a home on Springs-Fireplace Road, William Miller, 46, threw a hatchet at him and the handle struck him in the head. The vicitim denied medical attention at the scene.

Mr. Miller was charged with assault with intent to cause physical injury, a felony; reckless endangerment in the second degree, and menacing in the second degree, both misdemeanors.

Police said that at the time of his arrest, Mr. Miller was being sought for a parole violation by the New York State Division of Parole.

After his arraignment on March 31 in East Hampton Town Justice Court, Mr. Miller was remanded to the Suffolk County jail in Riverhead.

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