Police Announce Two Arrests in Port Jervis

Ricky Hill, age 19, of Port Jervis, was charged on September 8th with the felony crimes of Assault in the First Degree (B Felony), Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree (D Felony), Tampering with Physical Evidence (E Felony) and a Violation of New York State Parole, a Felony. The defendant is accused of stabbing a 23 year old male in the abdomen causing serious physical injury during an incident that occurred at the intersection of Pike and E. Main Street during the evening hours of September 8th.

The victim was transported to Bon Secours Community Hospital where he received emergency medical treatment for his injuries and is recovering. The defendant was held overnight in the Port Jervis City lock-up, arraigned in Port Jervis City Court and remanded to Orange County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail pending an evaluation of the case by the Orange County Grand Jury.

On September 11, 2019, police charged Rasheem M. Edwards, age 22, of Mount Vernon, NY, with Reckless Endangerment in the second degree, Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer, False Personation, Making a False Written Statement, and Reckless Driving, all misdemeanors. In addition, the defendant was charged with a violation of New York State Parole, a felony, and traffic violations. The arrest stems from an investigation into an incident that occurred on September 6th where the defendant is accused of failing to comply with police officers and leading officers on a vehicle pursuit that led outside the city into various jurisdictions. The defendant was arraigned in Port Jervis City Court and remanded to Orange County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail pending further court appearances.

Notice: A criminal charge is merely an allegation by the police that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the State of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.