Three women and a man have been charged with second-degree gang assault in connection with a man’s stabbing during an October melee on South Street.
Johnnie E. Edmundson, 60, and Linda K. Patterson, 61, both of 175 South St., Apt. 2, both were charged with second-degree gang assault on Monday. Patterson turned herself at police headquarters and Edmundson was taken into custody on South Street.
Later Monday, the same charge was leveled against Cheri Patterson, 26, and Cheyenne Myers, 26, both of Buffalo. Patterson and Myers resided on South Street at the time of the incident and later relocated to Buffalo, according to interim Police Chief Steven Preisch.
Police responded to a report of a fight on the 100 block of South Street at 3:24 a.m. Oct. 21. While en route, officers were advised that there might be an injured party. Upon arrival at the scene, officers encountered a large crowd on the front lawn and several people yelling and trying to fight each other. They also found a man sitting on the ground with a visible wound on his abdomen.
Police believe the 29-year-old man was stabbed after a verbal argument escalated. Officers did not recover a weapon at the scene, but they believed the man wounded with a knife. The man, a city resident, underwent surgery at Erie County Medical Center, having suffered what Presich previously described as “a pretty serious injury.”