A Greenport man is facing an assault charge after punching a store clerk in the face during a dispute, according to Southold Town Police.
Police said a man who didn’t have enough money to buy a pack of cigars at Mr. Roberts on Front Street Thursday evening punched a clerk there in the face. The clerk’s injuries required five stitches, according to the police report.
Karon Grant, 31, was located by police and arrested on a charge of third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, police said.
The clerk was taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital by Greenport Fire Department.
Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. By law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.