Stabbing case sends man
to jail for two years

A Lee man who admitted to stabbing two people at a Kossuth Street house party will spend two years behind bars.

James A. Powell, 38, of 5441 Lee Valley Road, Lee, was sentenced by City Court Judge Daniel C. Wilson to two years in county jail and was ordered to pay $400 in surcharges on two counts of third-degree assault, both of which were reduced from second-degree.

Police said at 3 a.m. Feb. 25, Powell was in a fight with several people at a house party in the 300 block of Kossuth St. Police said Powell stabbed 21-year-old Richard W. Cayton six times in the torso, and he stabbed a 44-year-old woman once in the buttocks. Another man was also stabbed, but police said he declined to press charges. All three were treated at a local hospital.

In a statement to police, Cayton said he had confronted Powell at the party because Powell was talking to another man’s girlfriend.

Also in City Court:

¿ Stefanie O. Boylan, 28, of 6557 Higginsville Road, Durhamville, was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in jail on a charge of petty larceny.

Authorities said at 10:50 a.m. March 30, Boylan stole $265 worth of clothing and jewelry from JCPenney on Erie Boulevard West. Store security said Boylan took the items into a fitting room, and when she came out her purse was much more full than when she went in.

¿ Michael A. Racquet, 38, of 16 Fayette St., Camden, was released on his own recognizance on a charge of fifth-degree possession of stolen property. His case was adjourned to June 22.

State police said at 11:20 p.m. May 3, Racquet planned to sell a chainsaw he stole from his father to a man for $75 on Rome-New London Road.

¿ Travis R. Carpenter, 25, of 123 Sixth St., and Johnny B. Gain, 24, of 741 Pine Haven Circle, were both ordered to pay a $75 fine and a $120 surcharge on one count each of disorderly conduct.

Police said at about 3 a.m. May 27, Carpenter and Gain refused to stop shouting obscenities in the 300 block of N. James St.

¿ Katherine Nobis, 26, of 401 Roberts St., was ordered to pay a $150 fine and was granted a one-year conditional discharge on one count of trespass, reduced from petty larceny.

Authorities said at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Nobis stole $42.95 worth of clothing from the Label Shopper on Black River Boulevard.