Trowel foul: Man arrested for assault at Athens construction site

A Cobleskill man has been jailed on assault and weapon charges after an incident at an Athens construction site, in which police say he struck a man in the head with a masonry trowel. 

Arrested on Friday was 44-year-old Glen Gallup, who faces charges of second-degree assault -- a felony -- and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. 

Police say that during a fight with another man at the construction site, Gallup struck the man in the head with the trowel, causing a "severe laceration." The victim was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released. 

Gallup was arraigned in Athens town court and remanded to the Greene County Jail without bail.