Investigators: Marcy man high on bath salts attacked neighbor

By WKTV News

MARCY, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Marcy man who authorities say was high on bath salts, attempted to attack a female neighbor as she was leaving for work. When he fled, officials say he was found in the middle of the road, covered in blood, by a deputy on patrol.

At around 7:30 a.m. Monday morning, Deputy Marconi was on patrol on Stage Road in Marcy when he says David C. Schrader, 45, of a Stage Road residence, ran into the roadway, covered in blood. Several police units and EMS responded to the scene and Schrader was transported to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica.

Officials said the investigation revealed that Schrader had attempted to attack a female neighbor who was leaving for work. Investigator David Nowakowski said that the neighbor was entering her vehicle outside her residence when Schrader came running at her and jumped in the vehicle. The victim fled and Schrader chased her into her garage, authorities said.

While officials said the victim was able to get into the house and lock the door, Schrader attempted break the door in using a broom, then fleeing the garage and into the roadway in front of Deputy Marconi. Authorities said that Schrader had been using bath salts just prior to the incident, adding that the attack on the neighbor was random and the only connection between Schrader and the victim is that they are neighbors.

Investigator Nowakowski states it was Schrader's own blood on him from some superficial lacerations that appear to be self-inflected.

Schrader was arraigned in the Emergency Room at St. Elizabeth Medical Center on two felony warrants out of the Village of New York Mills Court in relation to this incident. Schrader was charged with second-degree burglary and third-degree attempted grand larceny for attempting to steal the victim's vehicle.

When discharged from the hospital, authorities Schrader will be committed to the Oneida County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 bail.

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