A 45-yearold man who arrested for aggravated assault of a highway worker was cleared of the charges Friday after investigators determined he was in a different location at that time.

In addition, the Windham County State’s Attorney’s Office has dismissed a separate charge of simple assault that stemmed from actions by The man while in custody on Thursday morning.

The victim has been identified as Ramiro Muro, 24, of Asheville, North Carolina. Muro is an employee with Ameritech Slope Constructors.

Police said Muro had gone into the woods near the construction site when he was attacked from behind, placed in a choke hold and slashed by a shard of broken glass.

Investigations into the incident are ongoing.