Rayquan V. Faircloth was arrested following the event that took place around 5:56 a.m., Tuesday, May 7, at the Mobil Mart located 55 Washington Street in the City of Poughkeepsie, police said.
According to Poughkeepsie Police Det. Lt. Matt Clark, a male customer entered the store to make a purchase. The customer got into an argument with the clerk, which continued outside the store.
This argument escalated into a physical altercation during which Faircloth allegedly stabbed the 24-year-old clerk several times with a knife and then fled the area, police said.
He was apprehended several blocks away by officers, the victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, Clark said.
The investigation is ongoing into this incident.
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