ONEONTA – A Bronx man was arrested after allegedly stabbing another man who tried to intervene in a domestic dispute, according to city police.
Eddie Burns, 53, Bronx, was arrested after Oneonta Police responded to a reported stabbing at 12 Division St. Upon arrival, police found a 24-year-old man bleeding from cuts to his head and hand. He was transported by ambulance to Fox Hospital, and further interviews revealed that he had allegedly heard a male and female engaged in the domestic dispute. During the dispute, he claimed he heard the female yelling “Get off me” and went to the apartment to confront Burns.
Burns and the victim allegedly became involved in a fight outside the building, and police believe that Burns assaulted the man with a knife, causing multiple, non-threatening cuts. Police also allegedly found a small amount of crack-cocaine, with a street value of $50.
Burns was charged with the felonies of Assault in the second degree, a Class D Felony, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the third degree, a Class D Felony and the Class A misdemeanors of Reckless Endangerment in the second degree and Criminal Possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree.
If convicted, he faces 16 years incarceration.