Cops: Wading River man punched woman in the face

03/14/2015 9:55 AM |

A 22-year-old Wading River man allegedly punched a woman in the face early Saturday morning, Southold Town police said. 

Paul Houpe was arrested after the incident at Rhumbline Bar on Front Street in Greenport and charged with third-degree assault, police said. Mr. Houpe allegedly punched a 37-year-old woman, knocking her to the ground and leaving her with a laceration above her left eye and severe pain in her face, police said. She was transported to Eastern Long Island Hospital for treatment.

After police responded to the scene around 2:41 a.m., Mr. Houpe was identified as the suspect and he was located at a Greenport residence. He was arrested, transported to headquarters and held for arraignment.

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