Stabbing at Lewis County farm, arrest made

The Lewis County Sheriff's Office is investigating a stabbing at a farm in the town of Martinsburg.

Posted: Nov 27, 2018 11:44 AM

The Lewis County Sheriff's Office is investigating a stabbing at a farm in the town of Martinsburg.

Authorities say on November 21, German Abelino Sapon Yax was arrested and charged with assault.

They say he stabbed another worker at Demko's Farm on Route 26. The other worker – Octavio Sanchez Cruz was stabbed twice in the chest.

The victim was rushed to St. Elizabeth Medical Center for treatment.

Sheriff's say Yax fled and was found at Stanton Farms by the Albany County Sheriff's Office, and was then turned over to the Lewis County Sheriff's Department.

He's being held on $25,000 bail.

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