Herkimer man charged in connection to large fight that left two people stabbed

By WKTV News

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Herkimer man has been charged with assault in connection to a large fight early Saturday morning in the village that police say left two people stabbed.

Herkimer Police say they received multiple calls around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 18 reporting that several individuals were involved in a fight in the roadway on the 100 block of South Washington Street, with callers telling police that someone had been stabbed.

When officers arrived on the scene, they say they found two Herkimer men - ages 22 and 24 - with puncture wounds. Police say the two men were treated at the scene and then transported to area hospitals.

Police say a weapon was recovered at the scene and that other people involved in the fight chased the suspect down the block to a residence where additional fights ensured. The suspect - Joshua L. Laveck, 24, of Herkimer - and another male were then transported to the hospital for injuries sustained in the fights.

Laveck has been charged with first-degree assault, arraigned in village court and sent to the Herkimer County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 cash bail.

Police say they are still interviewing witnesses and additional charges are expected.

One of the victims was released later the same day, Herkimer Police said, adding that the second victim is recovering in the hospital with an abdominal injury.

"The names of the victims are being withheld during an open investigation," stated a press release from police.

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