Fulton police officer injured in fight, four people arrested

David R. Smith

A Fulton police officer sustained minor injuries early Wednesday morning while responding to a fight. Officers were responding to reports that several people were fighting on Rochester and South Sixth Streets in Fulton and that a knife was possibly involved.

When officers arrived on the scene around 1:00 a.m., they saw several people running away. One officer used a taser while trying to control a person trying to run away. Another officer was injured during the struggle, but did not need medical treatment.

Four people were arrested and charged as a result of the incident. Authorities say 21-year-old David R. Smith of Syracuse was threatening several people with a steak knife during the fight. Smith faces menacing and criminal possession of a weapon charges.

18-year-old Gragory J. Bennett and 20-year-old Tiara J. Hobart, both of Fulton, are charged with resisting arrest and obstructing justice. 20-year-old Kurt C. Decker of Fulton was also involved in the fight. He faces two counts of disorderly conduct.

Smith is being held in the Oswego County Public Safety Center. Hobart and Decker were released and set to appear in court on October 24th. Bennett was released on his own recognizance.