A suspect in the Aug. 3 stabbing of a Gloversville man was arrested Thursday after federal marshals located him in Brooklyn.
Gloversville police said Irving D. McNeil, 24, of 1101 Putnam Ave., Brooklyn, was arredted on a charge of first-degree assault, a class B felony.
Around 12:25 a.m. Aug. 3, police said, McNeil stabbed Gloversville resident LaTerence Wilson repeatedly in front of a Hamilton Street residence, leaving him in critical condition with wounds to the chest and groin. Wilson has since been released from the hospital, but the assault required him to undergo emergency surgery.
Police spent some time waiting to speak with McNeil after they identified him as a suspect in the case because he had fled the area and was being held at Riker’s Island in New York City on unrelated attempted murder charges.
They were able to identify McNeil with the help of witness accounts, interviews and assistance from state police and the state Division of Parole. But it wasn’t until deputy marshals finally located McNeil in Brooklyn that charges could be lodged in the Gloversville stabbing, which with two shootings formed a spree of potentially deadly crimes in the city that month.
Detectives gained some initial traction in the case when they saw a woman throw a pair of bloody shorts out the window of her second-story apartment at 35 Hamilton St. the morning of the stabbing. Police entered and secured the residence to prevent any more evidence from being destroyed, then obtained and executed a search warrant.
Amanda Stumbrice, 23, was arrested and charged with tampering with physical evidence, a class E felony. Gloversville police Capt. Donald VanDeusen said last month that Stumbrice and McNeil are known to each other and that McNeil had gone to her apartment after stabbing Wilson.
McNeil was taken into custody without incident Thursday and arraigned in Gloversville City Court by Judge Joan Antonik. He was sent to the Fulton County jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
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