17-year-old charged with assault after alleged stabbing in Ridgeway
RIDGEWAY – A 17-year-old boy from Medina has been charged with second-degree assault after allegedly stabbing a 23-year-old man just below the heart, Undersheriff Chris Bourke said today.
The alleged incident occurred at a party in the early morning hours of Sunday at a private residence on Mill Road in Ridgeway. The victim, a man from Buffalo, tried to gain entry to the party along with some friends. A fight then broke out involving several people, Bourke said.
The victim was initially treated at Medina Hospital for a stab wound to the chest and then was transported by Mercy Flight to the Erie County Medical Center.
The suspect also allegedly stabbed a 2013 Honda car with a large fishing-type knife as friends of the victim were attempting to leave the scene and transport the victim to the hospital, Bourke said.
In addition to second-degree assault, the 17-year-old boy has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree and criminal mischief in the fourth degree. (Bourke and the Sheriff’s Office didn’t release the boy’s name.)
The suspect was arraigned in Ridgeway Town Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. The suspect will return to Ridgeway Town Court today for further proceedings.
Bourke stated that the investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible.
This investigation and arrest were conducted by Sgt D. Foeller, Deputy J. Doyle and Deputy M. Stirk.