Men charged after Gloversville stabbing Sunday
GLOVERSVILLE – Two men were stabbed Sunday during a fight with another man on West Eighth Avenue, city police said.
Police said at about 4:15 p.m. city police were called to 14 W. Eighth Ave. for a report of a fight.
Police said when officers arrived, they were able to determine two people – who allegedly instigated the altercation – had left for Nathan Littauer Hospital.
The stabbing victim was still at the scene and was later transported to the hospital by the Ambulance Service of Fulton County for lacerations to his face, hand and head, authorities said.
Police said during the initial interviews at the scene, officers learned Gary “Haitian Jack” Bernard, 39, and Seayon “Blue” Lyttle, 36, had been at the residence and after a verbal argument, attacked a resident of that apartment.
During the altercation, Bernard was stabbed in the back by that resident and Bernard and Lyttle then left for the hospital, police said.
Police Chief Donald VanDeusen said police are still investigating to determine if the 44-year-old victim was acting in self defense. He also said the department is investigating what the dispute between the individuals was about.
Officers at the hospital were attempting to interview Bernard regarding his injuries and the incident, but Bernard was uncooperative, police said.
Medical staff determined Bernard may have suffered life-threatening injuries, police said, which would require transport to Albany Medical Center for further treatment.
However, Bernard left the emergency room untreated, and Bernard was taken into custody by officers and transported to the station. Once at the station, police said, Bernard passed out due to blood loss and the department had the Ambulance Service of Fulton County transport him to the hospital for treatment.
Bernard was subsequently taken to Albany Medical Center and was admitted for further treatment.
After interviews, police said, Bernard and Lyttle were charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor.
Lyttle, from New York City, was arraigned by acting City Court Judge Joan Antonik and sent to the Fulton County Correctional Facility on $2,500 cash bail.
Bernard, formerly of New York City and now living in Gloversville, was issued an appearance ticket to appear in City Court at a later date.
Police said the investigation into the incident remains open.