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Deputies: Romulus man arrested on felony charge after striking 71-year-old

Deputies say a 42-year-old Romulus man was arrested on charges related to assaulting a 71-year-old female.

On Wednesday at approximately 3:52 p.m. deputies arrested William R. Nicklin, 42, of Romulus. He was charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person, or an incompetent or physically disabled person.

Deputies say the endangering charge is a felony.

The arrest stemmed from a welfare check that was called in by a third party.

Through investigation, deputies found that Nicklin struck a 71-year-old female causing physical injury.

He was arraigned and released. The charges will be answered in Varick Town Court.

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