Man charged in March stabbing of Geneva students
Geneva Police have apprehended a 27-year-old man who was accused of stabbing two high school students in Geneva in March.
Officers yesterday charged Qumar S. Jones with first-degree assault, a felony, after he was taken into custody by New York City police officers and New York State Police in Brooklyn, according to the Geneva Police Department.
Jones is accused of stabbing Jeremiah Allen and John Archibald outside a home on Hallenbeck Avenue on March 27 where, friends said, they had attended the 17th birthday party of a football teammate. The party was not at the address where Jones lived, police said.
Allen, who was stabbed in the chest and arm, and Archibald, who was stabbed twice in the back, both survived their injuries. At the time of the attack, Allen and Archibald were both seniors at Geneva High School where they both played football and basketball. Both graduated in June.
Jones was remanded to the Ontario County Jail in lieu of $250,000 cash bail or $500,000 bond, officers said. He’s slated to appear in Geneva City Court on Thursday.Victoria E. Freile • Staff writer • November 11, 2008