22 November 2019
 Major James C. Michael
 Troop F Commander

On November 1, 2019 at 9:50 p.m. New York State Police were contacted by Orange Regional Medical Center Emergency Room about a minor who arrived in the emergency room with a stab wound to the abdomen. The victim was not cooperative and refused to tell the troopers what happened. The victim was advised that he would need surgery. After surgery, the victim agreed to speak New York State Police Investigators. He stated that he was wrestling with a friend, Joseph Thompson III, age 19 of Walden, NY.  Thompson became agitated and pulled out a knife striking the victim in the abdomen.

Investigation revealed that Thompson left the area after the altercation and attempted to hide the knife along with a bloody bandana. Both items were eventually recovered. State Police Montgomery arrested Joseph Thompson on November 21, 2019. He was charged with:

Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree (misdemeanor)
Endangering the Welfare of a Child (misdemeanor)
Tampering with Physical Evidence (felony)
Assault 2nd Degree (felony)

Joseph Thompson III was arraigned in the City of Middletown Court and remanded to Orange County Jail in lieu of $10,000cash/$20,000 bail. An Order of Protection was issued.


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