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Misdemeanor Guilty Verdicts in Albany Assault Case

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

October 04, 2018



Misdemeanor Guilty Verdicts in 

Albany Assault Case



ALBANY, NY- District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that ROBERT NICKOL, 32, of Albany, was found guilty after a jury trial of (2) Counts of Assault in the Third Degree, each Class A Misdemeanors, before the Honorable Peter A. Lynch in Albany County Court this morning.

After hearing testimony and reviewing evidence of the case, the jury found that on separate occurrences NICKOL caused physical harm to a person who was known to him. On March 27, 2017, while at a residence in the City of Albany, NICKOL intentionally caused physical injury to the victim by means of hitting her in the face. On September 8, 2017, at the same location, NICKOL intentionally caused physical injury to the same victim by means of striking her with a wire cord.

At the time of the incident NICKOL was employed as an aide in the New York State Senate.

Additionally, the jury found NICKOL not guilty of (1) Count of Strangulation in the Second Degree, a Class D Felony.

NICKOL faces up to 2 years in Albany County Jail when sentenced on November 29, 2018.

Assistant District Attorney Matthew Schrantz of the Special Victims Unit is handling the prosecution of this case.

For more information please contact Cecilia Walsh at (518) 275-4710 or [email protected]