February 19, 2013

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Cortlandt man stabbed during confrontation

MOHEGAN LAKE – State Police have arrested a couple after the boyfriend allegedly stabbed another man in the stomach on Monday.

Investigators said Jamie Sniffen, 28, of 3195 East Main Street in Mohegan Lake was at the home of Lawrance Graff, 45, at 1184 Oregon Road in Cortlandt Manor at 5:21 a.m. when her boyfriend, Allen Slavin, 37, with whom she lived, came looking for her.

After being let in, Slavin was attacked by Graff’s pit bull before getting into a fight with Graff, police said. Slavin stabbed Graff in the stomach with a kitchen knife and also hit him on the head with a pellet gun, both of which were already in Graff’s apartment. Slavin sustained a stab wound to his right arm.

Police said Slavin left the apartment with the pellet gun and threw it into a nearby wooded area. Sniffen stayed inside and tried to clean up the bloody crime scene with bleach, a mop and a towel.  According to police, Slavin returned and both he and Sniffen left and went back to their residence.

Graff told police who had stabbed him and they located Slavin and Sniffen at their Mohegan Lake home.

Slavin was taken to Hudson Valley Hospital Center where he received several sutures and was released. Graff was transported to Westchester Medical Center and treated for the stab wound to his stomach. He underwent surgery was listed in Good condition, police said.

Slavin was charged with felony assault.   Sniffen was charged with the misdemeanor of hindering prosecution.

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