Amsterdam man charged in Fort Johnson stabbing investigation, troopers say

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JOHNSTOWN – An Amsterdam man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing last week in Fort Johnson, New York State Police said.

The victim suffered serious stab wounds to the head and face, police said.

Charged was Thaj E. Sobers, 21, of Amsterdam. Sobers faces one count each of second-degree assault and second-degree criminal contempt.

Troopers responded last Wednesday just before 5:30 p.m. on Route 67 in Johnstown, police said.

The victim was evaluated by EMS and taken to Albany Medical Center via LifeNet helicopter with serious injuries, police said.

The investigation determined the victim had gotten into an altercation with Sobers in the area of Main Street in Fort Johnson, just prior to calling 911.

During the altercation, Sobers is accused of stabbing the victim multiple times, troopers said.

Police found Sobers during a traffic stop on Church Street in Amsterdam and he was arrested and processed.

During the investigation, Sobers was seen having phone contact with an individual whom it turned out had an active full stay-away order of protection against Sobers, police said.

Sobers was arraigned and ordered held on $50,000 bail.

By Steven Cook

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