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Phelps man charged with assault

Police arrested a Phelps man following a domestic incident.

According to a news release, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Merkle, 44, of Phelps for assault.

Upon investigation into a domestic incident in Phelps, Merkle is accused of assaulting another person and aggravated criminal contempt.

Merkle was transported to the Ontario County Jail to await arraignment.