Originally Published in the Saratogian: Dec. 26, 2011. Click here to read online.


SARATOGA SPRINGS — The victim who sustained a serious head injury when he was assaulted early Saturday morning — allegedly by a Putnam Den employee — has been upgraded from critical to stable condition at Albany Medical Center, Saratoga Springs Police Department Lt. John Catone said Monday afternoon.

Police have not yet released the name of the victim, but confirmed he is a 35-year-old male who lives in Ballston Spa.

“He’s responding well,” Catone said Monday.

He did not know when the man would be released from Albany Medical Center or the extent of his head injury.

The alleged assailant, 26-year-old Putnam Den employee Adam McInerney of Stillwater, was working security at the entrance to the bar when the fight broke out on Putnam Street.

City police responded to the scene at 1:27 a.m. Saturday and found the victim unconscious with an apparent head injury. He was airlifted to Albany Medical Center.

After conducting an investigation, officers arrested McInerney, who appeared to be responsible for the injuries sustained by the victim. McInerney was then taken into custody and charged with second-degree assault, a felony.

According to his Facebook profile, McInerney has been employed by the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was arraigned in City Court and sent to Saratoga County Jail after his arrest Saturday. Bail was set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

The investigation is being led by Saratoga Springs Police Sgt. Tim Sicko and Investigator John Kelly.