A man charged with assault heads to Canada.
Buffalo N.Y. (WKBW) - The man deputies say attacked a person at a Six Flags Darien Lake concert has now left the country to head to his hometown in Canada. Craig Lawson, 34, posted only $1,000 in bail.
The victim is a businessman from Alabama. He was visiting Western New York to visit family and attend a Kid Rock concert at the theme park. Jason McNeil suffered a head injury and is in a coma at ECMC. Officials said he is in critical condition.
Lawson posted bail and left the country. His attorney, State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, had no comment at this time. The Genesee County District Attorney Lawrence Friedman said more charges may be pending if the victim's condition does not improve.
"A person's condition and extent of injuries could affect the level of offense and how we're going to handle it," Friedman said.
The current charges Lawson faces carry a sentence of up to one year in the county jail. If the charges increase to a second-degree assault charge he could face a possible prison sentence of 2 to 7 years.
Meanwhile, friends and family of the victim back in Alabama have set up a Facebook page to update everyone on his condition. They have also set up a donation site to help with costs associated with his care.