Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - A Waterloo man on parole who was shot after allegedly attacking a Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputy has been charged by a grand jury for assault in the second degree, a felony.
took place at 2945 Pre-Emption St. in Waterloo back on June 13 when Russ’s family requested assistance from the Seneca Sheriff’s Office when Russ reportedly became agitated and aggressive.
According to reports, when a deputy arrived on scene to speak with Russ, he began to strike the deputy repeatedly in the face and head.
The deputy attempted to tase Russ, but reports indicate that the device had no effect on him.
After several hits to his head, the deputy fired two shots from his gun, striking Russ in the arm.
Deputies tended to Russ and he was eventually transported to Geneva General Hospital where he was treated.
He was released from the hospital and taken to the Ontario County Jail on a parole violation warrant.
The deputy suffered a concussion and was treated and released from Geneva General Hospital.
He was placed on administrative leave pending a review of the incident.
Sheriff Jack Stenberg reported that he reviewed the case and determined that the deputy - who has returned to full duty – followed procedure and the use of deadly force was justified.
The entire case was turned over to Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch for his office’s review.
Russ was arraigned in Seneca County Court by Judge Patrick Falvey and ordered to return to the Ontario County Jail where he has been held since the incident.