Saturday, October 23, 2010

Six arrested following stabbing of SUNY Sullivan students 

Four men and a teenager from Liberty are charged with stabbing four Sullivan County Community College students during a large party Friday morning at off-campus housing, and a Bronx man was charged with brandishing a semiautomatic handgun , Fallsburg police said Saturday.

Police arrested Joshua Tariq, 23, Steven Jones, 24, Rolando Ortiz, 21, Kenneth Reyes, 18, and a 17-year-old juvenile. Each is charged with felony second-degree gang assault, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.

The five are accused of slashing and stabbing four students in the head, face and arms after a fight broke out at about 3:30 a.m. during an end-of-week party that began Thursday evening at Edgewood Dorms, a Hasidic bungalow camp that reverts to student housing during the school year.

They were sent without bail to Sullivan County Jail and are due to return to Fallsburg Justice Court on Oct. 25 at 1 p.m.

Police also arrested Reynaldo Sanchez, 20, and charged him with felony second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor.

Sanchez, accused of waving a .38-caliber handgun at a crowd during the party, was ordered held on $20,000 bail and is due back in Fallsburg court on Oct. 25 at 1 p.m.

Police did not say whether any of those arrested were SUNY Sullivan students and have not released the names of the victims.


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