Man charged with assault after allegedly stabbing father and son in Clarendon

Staff Reports Posted 22 April 2019 at 11:43 am

CLARENDON – A man has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault after allegedly stabbing a father and son on Sunday at about 8 p.m., the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office is reporting.

Kevin J. Compton, 57, of East Bethany was helping the father and son with work on a house at Mansfield Road on Sunday. There was a fire at the house last month.

A verbal altercation occurred inside the house, and the father, son and Compton took the argument outside, going across the street to a cornfield, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The argument turned physical, with both the father and son stabbed in the chest. They both sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported by ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

Deputies responded to the scene at about 8 p.m. after a call to dispatch about a stabbing. When deputies arrived, Compton was standing in the cornfield.

He was arraigned in Clarendon Town Court and jailed on $20,000 bail. He will return to court on May 13 at 6 p.m.

The incident is being investigated by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the State Police.

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