By JOHN ANDERSON
When Adam Morehouse, 20, of Wellsville showed up at the Jones Memorial Hospital Emergency Room early Christmas Eve, he was wounded from a stabbing that took place in the McDonalds parking lot of the Wellsville Shopping Center.
Wellsville Village Police were assisted by the New York State Police in the investigation, and Wellsville Village Police obtained a warrant for the arrest of Haley M. Button, 23, of Little Genesee.
On Tuesday, village police announced they had arrested Button, charging her with second-degree attempted murder, a Class A felony, first-degree assault, a Class B felony and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly stabbing Morehouse on Christmas Eve.
Police said they were able to charge Button after the troopers picked her up at a traffic stop.
Amity-based State Police have released details of the traffic stop.
Troopers said on Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 10:43 p.m., they pulled over a vehicle driven by Kenneth L. Conners, 28, of Dallas, TX, in Angelica.
Button was the passenger, troopers said. Troopers charged Button with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance
Connors was issued tickets for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and driving while intoxicated.
Button was arraigned in Wellsville Village Court in front of Justice Brad Thompson and sent to the Allegany County Jail on $50,000 cash bail, a $100,000 property bond or a $200,000 partially secured bond. Button will answer the charges on Jan. 4 at 4:30 p.m.
After two days in the Strong Memorial Hospital intensive care unit, Morehouse is now in a recovery room in stable condition.
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