Illegal alien indicted in stabbing of two

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QUEENSBURY — A remark about a man’s Mexican heritage led to a fight that ended with two men being stabbed at a Stony Creek home just before Christmas, according to court records.

The man who police believe was responsible for the Dec. 23 stabbing, J. Guadalupe Bernal Sanchez, 35, of Hudson, told police he fought with a man he knew only as “Lenny” because he “gave me (grief) about being Mexican,” according to a statement filed in Warren County Court.

The men squared off outside of 232 Warrensburg Road, where they had been partying. But, Bernal Sanchez told Warren County sheriff’s officers several other men jumped in and began punching and kicking him.

Police said he told officers he took a folding knife from his pocket and stabbed the closest man. “I was so pissed off I took the knife and poked him in the stomach,” Bernal Sanchez said, according to police. In the statement, police quoted him as saying he stabbed one man, but two suffered abdominal injuries in the incident.

They were identified in court records as Leonard J. Allen, 25, of Corinth and Luke A. Phenes, 22, whose address was not available.

Both men suffered abdominal wounds that police said were not life-threatening and both have been released from Glens Falls Hospital.

It is unclear if Allen is the “Lenny” that Bernal Sanchez said made a derogatory remark about him.

A Warren County grand jury has indicted Bernal Sanchez on two felony counts each of first-degree assault and second-degree assault and a misdemeanor charge of criminal possession of a weapon.

Bernal Sanchez is being represented by lawyer Tucker Stanclift, who said he was still looking into the circumstances of the incident and had no comment on what defense would be pursued.

He did say, though, that he thinks it is strange that Bernal Sanchez is said to have signed a written confession when he does not speak or write English.

“It’s a pretty remarkable statement for someone who can’t read or write English,” Stanclift said. “I was surprised to see that statement. He understands very little English.”

Bernal Sanchez is in the country illegally, and faces deportation, officials said.

Another man who was arrested after the fight, Israel G. Arcos, 18, of Lake Luzerne, was charged that night with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, after he was found to have a small quantity of cocaine. Arcos, a friend of Bernal Sanchez’s, is also a native of Mexico who is in the country illegally.

State Police also charged Arcos Wednesday with the misdemeanors of sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl in Lake Luzerne.

Both men are being held in Warren County Jail pending further court action.


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