October 12, 2017




Pomona man indicted for attempted murder


NEW CITY – A Pomona man was indicted by a Rockland County grand jury on charges of attempted murder of his former girlfriend and her new boyfriend.

Brandyn Johnston, 24, allegedly sent a series of threatening text messages to a former girlfriend and mother of their child, including one blaming the woman for “everything that’s gunna happen.”  He allegedly also threatened the new boyfriend via text message writing that he would send the man to the hospital “on sight.” Johnston also threatened to “cut his face open” in a separate text.

At about 11 that night, Johnston allegedly kicked in the door to the woman’s home and armed with a knife, stabbed the ex-girlfriend in the elbow and torso and stabbed the new boyfriend 12 times in the face, chest, stomach and back.   The male victim suffered a collapsed lunch and underwent emergency surgery.

Johnston was also indicted on charges of burglary, assault, attempted assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in state prison.


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