Undocumented ‘Alien’ Employed by HITS Saugerties Charged with Assault

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A HITS Saugerties employee authorities describe as an “undocumented alien” from Mexico is facing a felony assault charge.

Illegal Alien hired by HITS Saugerties is charged with felony assault.
Hugo Cuaya, aka Hugo Eleazar Cuayacoatl

Police arrested Hugo Cuaya, aka Hugo Eleazar Cuayacoatl, 38, Wednesday after he allegedly attacked another HITS employee.

The victim suffered a laceration to his arm and contusions to his head and face after being punched and cut with a sharp object, police said. Paramedics treated the 37-year-old male at the scene before transporting him to the hospital.

Cuaya fled the scene before authorities arrived. The Saugerties K-9 unit assisted in finding Cuaya. They found him in a room at the Wenton Motel. Police arrested Cuaya without incident.

Police took Cauya to the Ulster County Jail on $7,500 cash bail after he was arraigned in Saugerties Town Court.

Cauya returns to court on May 30.