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Police: Schenectady man arrested in June Saratoga Springs stabbing; Incident preceded shots fired

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SARATOGA SPRINGS – A Schenectady man has been indicted in connection with a June Saratoga Springs stabbing that preceded shots being fired, authorities said.

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Johntay L. Jones, 32, of Schenectady, was indicted on one count of first-degree assault, a felony. He was arraigned Wednesday and ordered held.

Jones is accused of stabbing a 26-year-old man in the chest on Caroline Street just after 2 a.m. on the morning of June 26. The stabbing happened during a fight between several individuals, including Jones and the victim, police said.

The victim required emergency medical treatment afterward.

Jones has been held since July 11 on an unrelated matter. He appeared in court Wednesday on the assault indictment and was ordered held.

A short time and distance away from where the stabbing happened, another man is accused shooting. No one was hurt in the shooting.

Dennis A. Combs III, 23, of Albany, was taken into custody last week related to the shots fired and charged with one count each of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment, police said.

Saratoga Springs police thanked the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, the state police, Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office, state Department of Corrections and Supervision and the community for their assistance.

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