After weeks-long search, Utica man charged in Mohawk Street stabbing

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A 35-year-old Utica man was arrested last Friday in relation to a stabbing that occurred nearly three weeks earlier in Utica, police reported Wednesday.

Ray Colon-Ortiz was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor, after being located by New York State parole officers, according to a release from Utica police.

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Utica police responded June 4 to the St. Elizabeth Campus of Mohawk Valley Health Systems for a man who had walked in with stab wounds. He told police a man he was familiar with had approached him on the 800 block of Mohawk Street and began arguing with him, during which he drew a pocket knife and stabbed him in the stomach before leaving, the release said.

Utica police obtained surveillance footage and spoke with witnesses at the scene and confirmed Colon-Ortiz's identity before he was eventually located, the release said. He is currently being held in Oneida County jail, according to jail records.

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