Kingston resident charged in Poughkeepsie assault


POUGHKEEPSIE – Police have arrested a Kingston resident in connection with the slashing of a woman back on January 8.

Donyeah Simpson-Anderson, 24, was arrested on Friday, February 3 with the assistance of Kingston City Police.

The 1:30 a.m. assault occurred when the woman attempted to break up a fight between two other people in the area of 305 Main Street in the City of Poughkeepsie on that early Sunday morning.

The victim sustained a serious laceration and other significant injuries after being struck by one of the participants in the fight.

Detectives developed a suspect and his probable location and arrested Simpson-Anderson, charging him with two counts of assault, menacing and criminal possession of stolen property.

He was arraigned in City of Poughkeepsie Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail.

Anyone with information related to this case or other incidents is asked to call the tip line at 845-451-7577.