PLAINVILLE - A local man has been charged with stabbing a cousin in the back several times Tuesday night.
Hunter Lennon, 22, of 14 Woodland St., allegedly was involved in an argument with his cousin at a Plainville address. During the the dispute, Lennon pulled out a foldable knife, with a blade just over 3 inches long, and stabbed him in the back several times, according to the police report.
The incident happened sometime before 9:22 p.m., when a nurse from the UConn Health Center in Farmington contacted Plainville police and told them the hospital was treating a man who had been stabbed.
“I’m told the victim is still in the hospital,” Ronald Dearstyne, the prosecutor, said Wednesday afternoon during Lennon’s arraignment in Bristol Superior Court. “I don’t have an update on the injuries.”
“This knife is more than capable of causing death,” he continued.
During the hearing, Judge John Cronan said Lennon could have been looking at a murder charge “if the knife ended up in the wrong place” while he was allegedly stabbing his cousin, who has not been identified.
He set bail at $150,000, citing Lennon’s lack of a criminal record as one factor
According to the report, police, after receiving the call from the UConn Health Center, found Lennon at his home, where he had gone after the incident.
Police wrote in the report that he confessed to stabbing his cousin several times during an argument.
Lennon faces charges of first-degree assault, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct.
Cronan on Wednesday ordered Lennon not to contact the victim, go to his home or possess any guns while the charges are pending.
The case was continued to June 1 to determine if it will be transferred to New Britain Superior Court, where the most serious matters in the area are prosecuted.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.