Wayne Sapiane in an undated photo he posted on his Facebook page.

Update- Jan. 15: Daniel Hughes was remanded to the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in lieu of $150,000 cash bail ($300,000 bond) following his arraignment today in Riverhead Justice Court before Judge Lori Hulse.

Original story: Suffolk County Police today arrested an undomiciled man in connection with the death of Wayne Sapiane last week, police announced in a press release tonight.

Police charged Daniel Hughes, 38, with assault in the second degree. Hughes punched Sapiane, 65, in the head on Jan. 2, police said. See prior story. Sapiane died Jan. 5 as a result of injuries sustained in the assault.

Hughes will be held overnight at the Seventh Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned in Riverhead Town Justice Court tomorrow, according to the press release.

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