BALLSTON SPA – A man charged last month with an Oct. 31 stabbing in Saratoga Springs has pleaded guilty in the case, Saratoga County District Attorney’s officials said.
Tyler Lumia, 23, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree assault in connection with the stabbing inside Gaffney’s, officials said.
Lumia is to be sentenced in September to 10 years in prison.
Lumia admitting to stabbing an unarmed man several times in the face and chest after a late-night dispute at the bar, prosecutors said.
The victim was rushed to Albany Medical Center where he underwent extensive surgery that saved his life, prosecutors said.
Lumia was arrested and charged in early June. Police indicated then he was accused of stabbing two individuals with a knife inside Gaffney’s just before 2 a.m. that morning.
One victim, 35, suffered several stab wounds to his torso and the other victim, 26, suffered what police called a significant cut to one of his hands. Both victims required medical treatment. The older victim was taken to Albany Medical Center.
Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen praised the quick response from the Saratoga Springs Police Department and good Samaritans with helping to save the victim’s life.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Joseph Frandino with the assistance of District Attorney’s Investigator Jack Barney.