A SUNY Oneonta student was arrested on a felony count and another was sent to a hospital after a fight early Sunday morning, Oneonta city police said.
Cesar Aponte-Villazan, 22, Long Beach, was charged with second-degree assault, police said, was arraigned on Oneonta City Court and sent to jail on $5,000 bail.
According to a police report, officers saw a fight on Water Street near the Chestnut Street Extension at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. By the time officers reached the men, the victim, also 22, had been pushed against a wall and was on the ground, Lt. Douglas Brenner said.
Aponte-Villazan, a student at the State University College at Oneonta, was accused of using his fists to hit the victim in his face, causing broken bones around an eye and injuries that resulted in the eye being pushed outside the socket about half an inch, Brenner said.
The victim was taken to Albany Medical Center for surgery and faced probable permanent impairment, Brenner said.
Aponte-Villazan was released on bail, Otsego County jail officials said Monday night.