First responders Wednesday afternoon at the scene of a double...

First responders Wednesday afternoon at the scene of a double stabbing in Lindenhurst that injured two people. A Copiague man was later charged in connection with the stabbings, Suffolk police said late Wednesday. Credit: Paul Mazza

A Copiague man faces multiple charges after he allegedly stabbed two people and crashed a stolen vehicle in Lindenhurst Wednesday afternoon, Suffolk County police said.

James Domanico, 36, was involved in a dispute with his roommate, Latoya Rolle, also 36, when about 1:20 p.m., police said, he stabbed her multiple times outside of 730 W. Montauk Hwy.

The two got into a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee owned and driven by Arielle Itzkowitz, described in the police news release as an acquaintance. They drove to Miramar Boulevard where Domanico allegedly stabbed another occupant of the vehicle, Joseph Zuck, 37, police said.

On Miramar Boulevard, Domanico took the Jeep and fled the scene, police said. About15 minutes later, Domanico crashed into a tree on Albert Street in Lindenhurst. He continued on in the Jeep, but soon abandoned it. Police said they found the empty vehicle at 1:50 p.m. in the northbound left lane of state Route 231, near Hale Road.

Both Rolle and Zuck were taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police said. It’s not clear how they got to the hospital and updates on their conditions were not available. Itzkowitz was not injured, according to police.

Another acquaintance took Domanico to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries he sustained in the crash, police said. He was released from the hospital later Thursday afternoon.

Domanico was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and one count of third-degree grand larceny. He was being held overnight at the Third Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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