A 26-year-old East Hampton man is locked up on $47,700 bail at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Yaphank following some fisticuffs with Southampton Town Police over the Memorial Day weekend, authorities said.
Southampton Town police responded to County Road 39 near Tuckahoe Road in Southampton at about 2 AM on May 27 after receiving calls a man had run into the roadway. When officers arrived, they found Joseph McBride, who was under the influence of a narcotic and began to fight with officers who tried to subdue him police said. Police said it took several officers to subdue McBride.
He was charged with three counts of second-degree assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and public appearance under the influence of a narcotic. His attorney, Ed Burke Jr. of Noyac, said on May 29 that he was looking forward to negotiating with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office on the case.
McBride is due to appear in court at a later date.