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Repo Man Charged With Assault In Cortland County

A town of Cortlandville man was arrested after he allegedly attacked a man during a vehicle repossession.

Authorities say 38-year-old Michael Thayer was charged with third-degree assault in connection with an incident that reportedly occurred around 9 p.m. November 20.

According to the Cortland County sheriff’s office, Thayer tried to repossess a vehicle on Route 26 in the town of Taylor.

A man reportedly stood in front of the vehicle and would not move. At that point, Thayer and another man are said to have kicked the other man until he fell to the ground. They then left with the vehicle.

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The injured man was treated at Cortland Regional Medical Center.

Investigators say Thayer was arrested Thursday. He was released on an appearance ticket. He’s to appear in Taylor town court December 5.

The sheriff’s office reports more arrests may be made in the case.

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