Utica police say they have arrested a man who they say threw hot grease on a couple.
Police say 52-year-old Robert Dexter of Utica has been charged with assault in the second and third degree. The female victim told police that Dexter was in the kitchen of her boyfriend's home holding a knife in one hand and a pan of hot grease in the other. After talking about some previous dispute, she says Dexter threw grease on her and a male victim without warning, and fled the scene. Both were taken to St. Luke's Hospital with extensive burns.