Arrest Made in Stabbing Incident

Local man held, while victim is ‘stable’

By Kevin E. Foley

A Philipstown man was charged with felony assault stemming from a stabbing incident outside his home last night.

Twenty-eight-year-old Raymond Hickey, according to the office of Sheriff Donald B. Smith, is accused of stabbing a neighbor in the early morning hours of Sunday, May 3, during an argument over noise in an apartment building at 9 North Albany Post Road. The address is near the Putnam-Dutchess county line.

The unnamed 29-year-old victim received emergency surgery for a laceration of the heart at MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center in Poughkeepsie (formerly known as St. Francis). As of Sunday afternoon, the victim remained hospitalized and listed in stable condition.

Hickey was arraigned before Philipstown Justice Alan Steiner, who remanded the defendant to the Putnam County Correctional Facility in Carmel in lieu of a $20,000 bond. Steiner set May 13 as the date Hickey will have to appear to answer the charge.

According to the sheriff’s office, investigators recovered a knife at the scene of the incident.

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