Port Jervis man slashed 2 men in city, police say

Charles Warren, 45, of East Main Street, is

Charles Warren, 45, of East Main Street, is charged with two counts of second-degree assault and third-degree weapons possession. (Oct. 23, 2012) Photo Credit: Port Jervis Police Department

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A Port Jervis man is facing felony charges after slashing two men on a city street corner early Monday, police said Tuesday.

Charles Warren, 45, of East Main Street, is charged with two counts of second-degree assault and third-degree weapons possession, felonies, in the 12:25 a.m. Monday incident, Port Jervis police said in a statement.

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Warren used a box cutter to slash two Port Jervis men, ages 23 and 28, during a fight on the corner of Front and Fowler streets, police said. One victim suffered a large laceration on the back of his head while the second victim suffered a large laceration on his face and throat. The men were brought to the emergency room at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, police said, adding that further information on the victims is being withheld at this time.

Warren was arrested Monday after a search of the area, police said. He was arraigned in Port Jervis City Court and bail was set at $20,000 cash or $50,000 bond. No further information on his court appearance or legal representation was immediately available at midday Tuesday.

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