Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – US Marshals have taken a man into custody who Syracuse Police believe attacked a co-worker with a hammer at the Destiny USA mall.
On Tuesday afternoon, US Marshals caught 36-year-old Leroy Smith on a Syracuse Police warrant charging him with assault in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, both felonies.
They found him in North Carolina and took him into custody on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Syracuse Police say Smith attacked 39-year-old Patrick Bell with a hammer during a dispute over money on Oct. 5. The two were working on the mall's expansion project.
Smith is being held in North Carolina pending extradition back to Syracuse.
Bell is still at Upstate University Hospital, where he is listed in serious condition.