Rockland County Man Arrested in Assault on NJ Transit Conductor

A 22-year-old Rockland County resident, Damarion D. Gulley, was arrested in connection with the assault of a New Jersey Transit train conductor, which took place on September 7, 2023, at the MTA platform in Port Jervis.

The joint statement was released by City of Port Service Police Chief William Worden and Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler. They reported that in addition to Gulley, two juveniles, ages 13 and 15, have also been charged in the case.

Gulley was located and taken into custody in West Nyack by city detectives. Their efforts were supported by the Clarkstown Police Department. He faces multiple charges: two counts of Assault in the second degree (felony) and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the fourth degree (misdemeanor).

Post-arrest, Gulley was arraigned and is now in Orange County Jail with options for release set at $7,500 cash bail, a $25,000 bond, or a $50,000 partially secured bond.

Details surrounding the incident indicate that Gulley physically assaulted the train conductor using a closed fist and later with what was identified as a railroad padlock. The assault resulted in the conductor suffering from a fractured jaw.

Commenting on the incident, Port Jervis Police Chief William Worden said, “This brazen attack on a citizen at their workplace undermines the core values of our community. Such actions will be met with decisive law enforcement actions. We will tirelessly work to ensure all involved face the consequences.”

The thorough investigation into this incident involved collaborations from multiple agencies, including the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, the MTA Police Department, the Clarkstown Police Department, the Town of Wallkill Police Department, the County Attorney’s Office, and the Hudson Valley Crime Analysis Center.

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