Father and Son Held for Queens Grand Jury On Charges of Felonious Assault

James Coletta, 38, and his son, John, 18, both of 92 Maurice Avenue, Maspeth, were held on bail of $5,000 each yesterday by Magistrate Lawrence T. Gresser, in Ridgewood Court, for the action of the Queens Grand Jury.

The defendants were arrested by Patrolman Thomas Winkel, attached to Elmhurst station, on complaint of Thomas Mitchell, a gypsy, living in the camp at Maurice and Borden avenues, Maspeth. According to the complaint, there was an altercation between the three, and it was charged that James Coletta struck Mitchell with an iron bar and the young Coletta shot Mitchell in the left arm with a .38-calibre revolver.

As a result, he was confined to St. John’s Hospital, Long Island City. The police did not find the weapon. Both defendants were bailed by friends.