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Briella TomassettiAug 21, 2018, 12:44 pmAug 21, 2018, 1:53 pm

Resident of Hicksville allegedly breaks man’s nose, injures 3 police officers

Anthony Robinson is charged with assault, resisting arrest, criminal possession of a weapon, menacing


HEMPSTEAD – Hicksville resident Anthony Robinson appeared in court on Tuesday on several assault charges. A district court judge issued an order of protection against Robinson, 58, on behalf of Keith Murphy, 59. Robinson allegedly punched Murphy in the face and also injured three police officers using a dumbbell. Robinson is being charged with assault, resisting arrest, criminal possession of a weapon, and menacing.

Both Robinson and Murphy live in a Hicksville group home. A representative from the district attorney's office said that Robinson allegedly broke Murphy's nose after punching him in the face on Monday afternoon.

According to detectives, second precinct officers responded to the group home on West John Street just before 5 p.m. where Murphy then told them he had been assaulted. Shortly afterward, the officers found Robinson in his bedroom; he then became violent with them and resisted arrest. Robinson allegedly even picked up a metal dumbbell and threatened the officers with it, striking one of them over the head several times. After regaining control of Robinson, the officers placed him under arrest and were all taken to the hospital for head, back, hand, and knee injuries. Murphy was also treated at a nearby hospital for his broken nose.

Robinson's legal aid said he has lived in Nassau County his entire life and has no high school education.

Bail was set at $60,000 bond and over $30,000 cash. Robinson is due back in court on Aug. 23.

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