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Suspect in East Hills domestic head-butts officer, cops say

Joseph Scarangella, 38, of East Hills, was arrested

Joseph Scarangella, 38, of East Hills, was arrested Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, and charged with assault, resisting arrest and criminal contempt after head-butting a Nassau County police officer, officials said. Photo Credit: NCPD

An East Hills man arrested because of a domestic dispute at a George Street residence faces assault charges after head-butting a Nassau County police officer, police said Monday.

The officer was taking Joseph Scarangella, 38, from the residence at about 4 p.m. Sunday when Scarangella head-butted him, causing both to fall to the ground, police said in a news release.

The officer injured his face and knee; he was taken to a hospital for treatment, police said.

No other injuries were reported.

Scarangella is charged with assault, resisting arrest and criminal contempt. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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