Men arrested for stabbing

AMSTERDAM – Five men were arrested Friday in connection with a stabbing that occurred in Johnstown.

According to a news release, Anthony Diaz, 23, residing at 8 Swan St., and Christopher Abraham, 19, also of 8 Swan St., were arrested following the execution of a search warrant for the second floor apartment of 8 Swan St.

Nayquan Joseph, 18, of 35 Eagle St., turned himself in Friday evening.

Diaz and Abraham are alleged to have been involved in a stabbing and kidnapping incident in Johnstown on Jan. 7.

The men were charged with first-degree assault, second-degree kidnapping and first-degree burglary, all felonies, in connection with an incident which happened last month. All arraigned in front of City Court Judge Brett Preston and sent to Fulton County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.

According to police, two other men were also arrested in relation to the incident. On the day of the stabbing, police responded to the Super 8 Motel and discovered Maurice E. Miller, Jr., 28, of 320 Parkwood Ave., Johnstown, had been stabbed.

Police recovered a large quantity of narcotics and after Miller was transported and treated at St. Mary’s Hospital, he was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a Class B felony. Miller is currently being held in the Fulton County Jail without bail on a New York state parole warrant.

Joshua B. Terrero, 25, of 111 Florida Ave., upstairs apartment, Amsterdam, was also arrested Jan. 14 for being in the motel room with Miller with the narcotics. Terrero was also charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. He is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a New York state parole warrant.

Members of the Amsterdam Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s SWAT team and members of the Johnstown Police Department executed the search warrant and participated in the investigation.

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