Man Arrested After Threatening to Stab Victim During Argument

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UTICA, NY – The Utica Police Department reports that on Tuesday, at approximately 10:10 AM officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Court Street regarding a suspect menacing with a knife investigation.

“Upon arrival they spoke with a victim who stated that an individual whom he knows as Jerry Turner age 33 of Utica had approached and began to argue with him. During the course of the argument the victim stated that Turner brandished a knife and began to threaten to stab the victim,” police said, according to the victim.

As the victim contacted 911, the suspect fled, and after an extensive area check by the responding officer, a male matching Turner’s description was located on South St and detained. After he was positively confirmed as the offending party, Turner was transported to the Utica Police Department and charged with Menacing in the second degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the third degree (previous conviction).

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