A U.S. Army sergeant stationed at Fort Drum in Watertown faces criminal charges following an alleged double stabbing in Tupper Lake.
Tupper Lake-based state police and officers from the Tupper Lake Police Department arrested 30-year-old Jason A. Jauron and charged him with two counts of second-degree assault and one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
According to reports, Tupper Lake Police Officers Wesley Hoyt and Jason Amell were on patrol at about 2:40 a.m. Sunday when they observed a large disturbance on Cliff Avenue near the Old Northern Pub.
Officers said several people were fighting and Jauron was seen brandishing a knife. The officers ordered him at gunpoint to drop the knife several times, and at one point, a person from the crowd knocked the subject to the ground, allowing police to secure the knife.
Jauron was immediately taken into custody and removed from the scene by village police. Troopers Reinaldo Alvarez and Adam Russo of the Tupper Lake barracks provided assistance at the scene.
A subsequent investigation revealed that Jauron had stabbed two females during the altercation, which involved patrons of the Old Northern Pub. 22-year-old Bethany Carmichael of Tupper Lake was stabbed in the upper thigh, upper arm, and stomach, while 25-year-old Sarah Poirier, also of Tupper Lake, was stabbed once in the left armpit.
Both victims were transported to the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake by personnel from the Tupper Lake Volunteer Rescue Squad. They were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Jauron was arraigned in Tupper Lake Village Court and remanded to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.
More arrests are pending, according to Tupper Lake Village Police Chief Tom Fee and state police Senior Investigator Robert Lawyer.
Jauron was still in jail as of early Tuesday morning. He's scheduled to reappear in village court July 25.