A Copiague man, who faces multiple charges after he allegedly stabbed two people and crashed a stolen vehicle in Lindenhurst Wednesday afternoon, was arraigned Thursday on a bevy of charges.
James Domanico, 36, 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 arraigned in First District Court in Central Islip and held on bail of $75,000 cash or $150,000 bond.
Chris Gioe, Domanico's Hauppauge-based defense attorney, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Domanico was involved in a dispute with his roommate, Latoya Rolle, 36, at about 1:20 p.m. when he stabbed her five times outside of 730 W. Montauk Hwy., police said.
The two got into a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee owned and driven by Arielle Itzkowitz, described by authorities as an acquaintance. They then drove to Miramar Boulevard where Domanico allegedly stabbed another occupant of the vehicle, Joseph Zuck, 37, in left forearm with a knife, police said.
On Miramar Boulevard, Domanico took the Jeep and fled , police said. About 15 minutes later, Domanico crashed into a tree on Albert Street in Lindenhurst. He continued on in the Jeep, but soon abandoned it, officials said.
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, police said.
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 Thursday afternoon.
Domanico is due back in court on Tuesday.
With Robert Brodsky