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2 Accused of Attacking 3, Leaving 2 With Life Threatening injuries

A Hudson Valley teenage girl is accused leaving two men with life threatening injuries following a stabbing.


On Wednesday around 12:15 a.m., Port Jervis police responded to Riverside Park for a report of a male who was suffering from a stab wound.

Officers found a 19-year-old Pennsylvania man suffering from stab wounds to his lung, a 44-year-old man from Port Jervis with multiple stab wounds and a 22-year-old Port Jervis man with undisclosed injuries sustained during an altercation.

Both stabbing victims received life threatening injuries and were airlifted to Westchester Medical Center for emergency surgery, police say.

With the help of a police K-9, the alleged knife was found in a heavily wooded area near the Delaware River at Riverside Park.

Following an investigation, it’s alleged that 19-year-old Maretta L. Leonard of Port Jervis stabbed the victims. She was charged with attempted murder, assault, felonies, and criminal possession of a weapon.

Talmadge Leonard Jr.,21, of Port Jervis, was charged with assault and attempted robbery, both felonies.

Both are being held in the Port Jervis City Lock-Up Facility without bail pending a Port Jervis City Court appearance.

Police are continuing to investigate as the motive for the attack is unclear. Anyone with information is asked to call Port Jervis City Police Detectives at 845-858-4003.

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