Man indicted in Moreau assault
BALLSTON SPA An Albany man accused of breaking into an apartment and assaulting a woman last August in Moreau was indicted on felony charges Wednesday by a Saratoga County grand jury.
Scott M. Miller, 31, of Lawnridge Avenue, Albany, faces six felony and four misdemeanor charges. The most serious are first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary, but he is also charged with felony second-degree assault and third-degree possession of a weapon.
At the time of his arrest, South Glens Falls police charged that Miller forced his way into a woman’s apartment and threatened her with a box cutter before assaulting her.
The woman suffered a cut lip, and she and a young child were held for several hours against their will, police said.
Miller eventually fled, but police were able to track him with the woman’s cellphone, which he is accused of taking.
Other charges against Miller include fourth-degree grand larceny, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, criminal obstruction of breathing, endangering the welfare of a child, and petty larceny.
Miller is in jail pending arraignment in Saratoga County Court on Monday.
Also Wednesday, the grand jury indicted Jeffrey A. Tollison, 44, of Burgoyne Street, Schuylerville, on rape charges. He was charged with first- and third-degree rape, first- and third-degree criminal sex act, and first-degree sexual abuse.
He was arrested by state police in May, accused of raping a 70-year-old woman in Northumberland. He will be arraigned on the indictment on Dec. 13.
Francisco Tolentino, 34, of King Road, Northumberland, was indicted on three counts of second-degree burglary, one count of second-degree assault, and one count of third-degree burglary. He was also indicted on misdemeanor charges of third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
Tolentino was arrested by sheriff’s deputies on July 16, in connection with an incident at Clear Echo farm in Northumberland. He allegedly entered a worker residence at the farm and assaulted a man and a woman, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department. He will be arraigned on Dec. 13.