Amsterdam police arrested three women late Sunday night and charged them all with second-degree gang assault in connection to the Easter afternoon stabbing incident at the Woodrow Wilson townhouse complex in the city.
Those arrested include S'ade Faulks, 24, and Jessica Ramos, 22, both of 135 Market St., Apt. 4, and 17-year-old Mareesa Darby, of 68 Mechanic St., Apt. 1.
It's alleged the trio stabbed a man and a woman during a quarrel over two children who had their own spat while playing a basketball game. The victims were transported to Albany Medical Center with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries to their chests and abdomens, though their conditions are currently unknown.
Det. Lt. Kurt Conroy said the three women were arrested after the female victim was interviewed at the Albany hospital. He said the woman positively identified Faulks, Ramos and Darby from an array of photos.
Officers say they responded to a pair of 911 calls about a disturbance, then a stabbing, at 106 Woodrow Road at approximately 4:45 p.m.
Officers at the scene were advised that several females arrived in two vehicles, and that several of the female suspects fled the scene in a blue vehicle with out-of-state plates.
While additional officers arrived at the scene, they observed a vehicle matching the aforementioned description carrying four females. A traffic stop was initiated, and the women were invited to police headquarters for questioning.
No weapons have been recovered, but the investigation is continuing.
All three were arraigned in city court before Judge Lisa Lorman, and remanded to the Montgomery County jail in lieu of $2,500 bond. Conroy said Ramos was additionally arrested on a bench warrant for failing to appear in court, while Darby was charged with petit larceny in connection to an unrelated incident.