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NY man charged in attack with razor blade at motel

LISBON — A New York man has been charged after allegedly slicing a 19-year-old man in the head and back with a razor blade early Monday.

Naquan P. McCorkle, 35, Lynbrook, N.Y., and Brian K. Custer Jr., 19, Francis Drive, Wellsville, were reportedly both at the location formerly known as the Trails End Motel south of Lisbon. The two men reportedly knew each other.

Deputies responded after a third man, Gary Shell of Columbiana, called deputies at 12:23 a.m. Monday to report a stabbing.

According to reports from the county sheriff’s office, Custer was flown for medical treatment to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital due to the nature of his injuries, which Sheriff Ray Stone described as serious and life threatening.

McCorkle was also taken to Salem Regional Medical Center by deputies for stitches due to less severe injuries he sustained on his own finger reportedly while cutting Custer.

According to Stone, McCorkle then became belligerent with medical personnel at the hospital and was transported to the county jail where he remains on bond.

Deputies are not certain of the motive for McCorkle to have allegedly cut Custer with the razor blade, something McCorkle reportedly admitted later to doing.

Later Monday morning, McCorkle appeared by video arraignment before county Municipal Court Judge Katelyn Dickey. He is charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony. The sheriff’s office indicated other charges may be considered.

Bond has been set at $100,000 cash or surety with the conditions he should not have contact with Custer should he be released. McCorkle’s Dec. 7 preliminary hearing is scheduled before Judge Timothy McNicol.

The former Trail’s End Motel was sold at auction in September to Wilbur and Jean Krafft, according to the county property records.

Lynbrook, N.Y., is a suburb of New York City, just east of the John F. Kennedy International Airport on Long Island.

djohnson@mojonews.com

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