Man arrested in Friday stabbing


GLOVERSVILLE — A city man arrested by police on Friday for allegedly stabbing another man in the neck has been charged.

Elijah N. Jacobs, 26, of 5 Fremont St., was charged with second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon city police said in a news release Monday afternoon.

City police were called to Bloomingdale Avenue Friday around 4 p.m. for the report of a male who had been stabbed in the neck.

Members of the patrol and detective divisions responded to the scene and were provided with a description of the suspect.

Members of the patrol division, with the assistance of members of the state police, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and Johnstown Police Department commenced a canvas of the area for the suspect.

Within several minutes of the initial complaint, a member of the city police patrol division located a male matching the suspect’s description near the intersection of Bloomingdale Avenue and South Kingsboro Avenue. Jacobs was taken into custody without incident.

The male stabbing victim received medical treatment at Nathan Littauer Hospital and has been released.

Jacobs was processed at the station and arraigned in City Court, where he was remanded without bail due to two previous felony convictions.

Jacobs previously pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted rape in October 2012 after a police investigation determined he had a sexual relationship with a girl who was 12 at the time it started. In April 2015 he pleaded guilty to one felony count of failure to register as a sex offender, as part of a plea arrangement.

Following Friday’s stabbing, police said the incident did not appear to be random in nature. No further details regarding the cause of the of the incident have been released.

A witness on the scene, James Antoniadis of East Pine Street, said Friday a man in his mid-20s walking in the area of the intersection got into a verbal argument with a group of kids, one of whom then “slit” the man’s throat before running up the Bloomingdale Avenue hill.

By Kerry Minor

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