Ithaca, N.Y. – An Ithaca woman and her sister were on their way to show police how their house had been egged and vandalized when they were confronted by three people.
One of them was a man with a knife. He approached the woman and her sister and said, “you gonna get it,” the woman told police in official court records that provide the basis of this account.
“I started backing up and ran around to the other side of my sister’s car,” the woman later told police.
At that moment, someone whose name is also redacted in police reports decided to intervene. That person got in between the woman and the man with the knife, according to court documents.
The effort was apparently successful. The woman was not hurt by the man with the knife, but the person who intervened was stabbed in the leg, according to court documents.
The person who had intervened was wounded and fell into the bushes.
Police have said they are looking for Zaverius “Biggum” King in connection with the incident, which involved a stabbing and a brawl on Abbott Lane in the West Village. A man who was stabbed in the incident was not transported to the hospital for medical treatment.
Zaverius King is also wanted in a 2013 shooting on West Green Street, according to police. Zaverius King is considered armed and dangerous. He is described as a black male, 6’0 tall, about 185 pounds with black hair, IPD says.
Police have also charged Yvette King, 36, in connection with the incident.
Court documents say that, after the stabbing, Yvette King attacked the woman who was protected by the person who intervened.
Yvette King ran up to the woman and “struck the victim on the back of her left shoulder, causing (the) victim severe pain and swelling,” according to court records.
That account was confirmed by police arriving on scene.
“I did observe the defendant carrying the stick as she moved toward (the) victim,” Officer D.L. Moore said in police records of King.
Yvette King would be charged with third degree menacing, a misdemeanor. She was arraigned in Ithaca City Court, hit with an order of protection and released without bail.
At least a dozen Ithaca police officers were in the area around 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
One officer on Chestnut Street stopped cars and asked drivers about a “weapons-related stabbing.” He asked one reporter and at least three drivers if anyone was hiding in the trunk of their cars. King has not been caught.
We’ll let you know when we have more information about yesterday’s stabbing in the West Village.