Old tenants accused of attacking new tenants

A 50-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman are accused of storming into their old Cornhill, Utica, residence and attacking the new people that live there.

Police said Eusebio Ferrera, and Elizabeth Mora, both of Jay Street, charged into 1114 Neilson Street and started a fight with the man and woman inside at about 10 p.m. Tuesday. Police said Ferrera and Mora were old tenants of the same residence, and have had ongoing problems with the man and woman.

Police said Ferrera hit the man in the head with an aluminum pipe, then struck the woman in the face. Police said Ferrera also used the pipe to choke the man while Mora hit him and tried to stab him with a screwdriver.

Help came in the form of several neighbors, who intervened and caused Ferrera and Mora to flee, police stated. They were found a short time later and taken into custody. The two victims were treated for multiple injuries at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Hartford.

Ferrera is charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child, police said. Mora is charged with attempted second-degree assault. They are to appear in City Court.