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Ti man charged with stabbing

— A Ticonderoga man was stabbed during a fight outside a Burgoyne Road bar Oct. 8, police said.

Another Ticonderoga man was charged with felony assault the following day in connection with the attack, police said. The defendant, Michael P. Sharpe, 23, was charged with second-degree assault and sent to Essex County Jail for lack of bail.

Ticonderoga police said the victim, 22-year-old Richard I. Ruger of Ticonderoga man, suffered a stab wound to his groin during a fight outside Shooter's Bar shortly after 3:30 a.m.

Ticonderoga Police Chief Mark Johns said the argument started because Sharpe was near Ruger's employer's vehicle outside the bar, Johns said.

The knife nicked an artery and caused heavy bleeding that required surgery to stop, the chief said.

The victim went to Moses Ludington Hospital, and was later taken to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt., for surgery. He was expected to survive the injury and was listed in stable condition.

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