Three local women arrested on gang assault charges

PLATTSBURGH The Plattsburgh City Police Department arrested three local women for their involvement in a gang assault first reported Oct. 18. The police had investigated an altercation on Broad Street resulting in the arrest of Sharelle Phillips for second degree criminal contempt. As a result of the investigation into this incident the following women were arrested and charged with second degree gang assault, a Class D violent felony: Kristen E. McDuffie, 22, Plattsburgh; Rachel D. McDuffie, 18, Plattsburgh; and a youthful offender whos name and information is being withheld due to her age. The three women all acting in concert with the others, attacked and physically assaulted Phillips, causing physical injuries. Each woman appeared in Plattsburgh City Court on Oct. 27 before Judge Clute. Kristen McDuffie was sent to Clinton County Jail under $2000 bail or $4000 bond. Both Rachel McDuffie and the youthful offender were released on the pretrial release program. Further court action is pending for all three women.

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