Babylon Town Councilman Arrested for Assault

Lindsay Henry
Lindsay Henry

Babylon Town Councilman Lindsay Henry was arrested for an alleged assault following what Suffolk County police described as a domestic dispute this week, authorities said.

Henry, 54, of Oak Beach, pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of assault Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip.

“During a domestic dispute, the victim suffered a physical injury on September 10,” Assistant Suffolk County Police Commissioner Justin Meyers said. “Henry surrendered himself to the First Precinct on September 12. He was held overnight.”

Henry, an Independence Party member who’s reportedly served on the Babylon town board for 16 years, is not running for re-election in November. He’s the son of former Suffolk District Attorney Patrick Henry and grandson of former Suffolk District Attorney Lindsay Henry, according to his bio.

His Central Islip-based attorney, George Duncan, said Henry maintains his innocence and that the complainant didn’t want to press charges.

“He’s got the full support of his family,” Duncan said. “He’s a good father and a good family man. He maintains his innocence and the district attorney’s office is doing a thorough investigation. I’m convinced the charges will be dismissed.”

Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Shaffer, who is also the Suffolk Democratic chair, issued a statement condemning the allegations.

“Accusations of this nature should always be taken very seriously and I, along with Deputy Supervisor Martinez, Councilwoman Gordon, and Councilman Donnelly, strongly condemn any instance of domestic violence,” he said. “That being said, the matter is now before the courts and I am confident that the legal process will be swiftly and fairly adjudicated.”

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