According to Time Union newspaper, A 29-year-old man Elliot Wells, was arraigned in City Court Wednesday, March 14th, for attacking Officer Timothy White. Off-duty Officer White was leaving Bootleggers on Broadway at 200 Broadway St.,Troy, NY where he got into a verbal dispute with someone driving by. White joined the police department in 2016. Prior to that he worked as a corrections officer for the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver, Elliot Wells, and his passenger allergy backed up, got out the vehicle and attacked White. Police said, White was punched several times in the face, reported to have a broken nose and tooth as well as cuts to the face.

Wells and his passengers fled the scene in Well’s car, police said. Wells and his vehicle were found several days later, by police and he was arrested at 620 Second Ave. Wells was arraigned on a charge of second-degree assault, a felony, in City Court.