A 31-year-old man was charged with assault after stabbing a man with a pair of scissors then choking him to the point of unconsciousness, according to state police.
Troopers responded to the incident in Dutchess County on Scarborough Lane in Wappinger at approximately 3:10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25.
According to a police investigation, Michael Valentin, of Wappinger, used a pair of scissors to stab an individual who walked away from a verbal argument with him before Valentin choked that individual.
The victim was transported to MidHudson Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.Valentin was charged with the felonies of:
- second-degree assault,
- third-degree criminal possession of a weapon,
- second-degree strangulation.
He was released on a $5,000, and will return to the Town of Wappinger Court next month for sentencing.
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