SCHENECTADY – Two people stabbed in a Tuesday incident on Mumford Street have been charged with burglary and assault, authorities said Tuesday.
Both were stabbed by the resident of a Mumford Street address the two had illegally entered armed with blunt instruments, Assistant Schenectady County District Attorney Eamonn Neary said.
Rondale McCord, 33, and Bianca White, 26, were each charged with one count of first-degree burglary and second-degree assault, felonies. White also faces a misdemeanor weapons possession count.
The incident happened just after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at 535 Mumford St., second floor, authorities said.
McCord and White are accused of going into the second-floor apartment, White armed with a three-foot-long wooden banister and McCord armed with a “metal pull-up bar,” according to police allegations filed in court.
McCord is described in police records as living in the first-floor apartment at 535 Mumford St., White as living at 533 Mumford St. Neary indicated there appeared to have been a prior dispute over noise. Police allegations filed in court indicated White and the resident as having had a prior relationship.
Further information from police was unavailable Wednesday afternoon. Police spokesman Sgt. Nick Mannix offered further information on the allegations Thursday morning.
According to Mannix, both suspects, residents of the downstairs apartment, got into a fight with the victim over a neighbor dispute. It started in the second floor common area and they soon started beating the victim in his apartment. The fight then went into the victim’s bedroom, where he had a knife, which he then used to stab them in self-defense.
The resident suffered bruising, redness and cuts, according to the police allegations.
Both McCord and White were taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment. They were arraigned remotely Wednesday and ordered held on $15,000 bail.
Updated 9:35 AM 7/23: This story has been updated with information from Schenectady Police spokesman Sgt. Nick Mannix.