Gloversville stabbing suspect located in Brooklyn, arrested

The man wanted since the Aug. 3 stabbing of a city man on Hamilton Street was arrested Thursday afte

The man wanted since the Aug. 3 stabbing of a city man on Hamilton Street was arrested Thursday after the U.S. Marshals Service located him in Brooklyn.

Gloversville police arrested Irving D. McNeil, 24, of 1101 Putnam Ave., Brooklyn, 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, leaving him in critical condition with wounds to the chest and groin in front of a Hamilton Street residence.

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 Jail in New York City on unrelated attempted murder charges.

They were able to identify McNeil as the suspect 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, and then obtained and executed a search warrant.

Amanda Stumbrice, 23, was arrested and charged with tampering with physical evidence, a class E felony.

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.

He will re-appear in City Court at 9 a.m. Monday.

Gloversville police could not be reached for comment Friday.

Categories: Schenectady County

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