BY JOHN ANDERSON
A woman has been charged with attempted murder and is in the Allegany County Jail on $50,000 bail for allegedly stabbing a male on Sunday around noon on Maple Avenue in Wellsville.
Wellsville Village Police charged Jenna R. Holly, 37 of Wellsville, with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree felony assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Holly was arraigned before Wellsville Village Justice Brad Thompson and sent to the Allegany County Jail on $50,000 bail, $100,000 property bond or $250,000 partially secured bond.
A male, whose name has not been released, was flown to Strong Memorial Hospital in critical condition after being stabbed on Maple Avenue.
Holly was taken into custody for allegedly stabbing the male, resisted arrest and then was taken by Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance to Jones Memorial Hospital under police custody.
She was later charged and jailed.
Wellsville Sun crime reporter Michael T. Baldwin said a surgeon was called in and the victim was intubated, but they made the decision to fly him. MercyFlight helicopter flew the victim to the trauma unit.
The alleged incident took place at an upstairs apartment at 187 Maple Avenue, the part of Maple Avenue between Pearl Street and Madison.
While the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Unit was at the scene all day, the Wellsville Village Police were able to obtain a search warrant for the apartment.
A female who rents the apartment was taken away before 4 p.m. and two males who were in the apartment were detained at the scene.
New video from the scene in the afternoon:
Wellsville Police said they were assisted at the scene by New York State Police Uniformed Troopers, New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation Investigators, New York State Police Forensic Investigation Unit, Alfred Police Department, the Allegany County District Attorney’s Office and the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
The victim told a neighbor he fell, then as blood was dripping down his pant leg onto the sidewalk, he lifted his shirt and exposed the wound, according to a witness who called 911.
This is the third different female who has been charged in relation to a stabbing since December.
A link to the full story and interviews:
Here is a video of the resisting arrest and the scene as well as interviews: