Three charged after basketball game stabbing

AMSTERDAM – City police said three women were charged after two people were stabbed Sunday in an incident that stemmed from children arguing during a basketball game.

The three women charged with second-degree gang assault, a felony, were: S’ade Faulks, 24, of 135 Market St., apartment 4; Jessica Ramos, 22, of 135 Market St., apartment 4; and Mareesa Darby, 17, of 68 Mechanic St., apartment 1.

Ramos also was charged on an outstanding bench warrant from City Court for failure to appear.

In addition, Darby was charged with petit larceny for an unrelated incident.

All three were arraigned in City Court and sent to the Montgomery County Correctional facility on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond.

Police said officers went to 106 Woodrow Road after receiving a report a woman had been stabbed. When officers arrived, police said, the woman told them a man also had been stabbed.

The man and woman were stabbed by at least two different female suspects, police said.

Police said witnesses told the officers the pair were stabbed after an argument started over two children who had their own argument during a basketball game.

The victims were taken to Albany Medical Center for wounds to their chests and abdomens. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening, police said.

Police said officers were told several female suspects fled the scene in a blue vehicle with out-of-state license plates.

Officers saw a vehicle with four females matching the description. The vehicle was stopped and the women were “invited” to police headquarters for interviews, a news release said.

Officers interviewed the female victim and she identified the suspects from photos, police said.

No weapons have been recovered at this time, police said.