This story was written by Pete Blanchard of The Cortland Voice. 

CORTLAND, N.Y. – A Cortland man has been charged with hindering prosecution after he failed to cooperate with an investigation into a fatal stabbing that reportedly happened outside the Palm Gardens tavern early Sunday morning, according to police.

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James M. Seybold, 49, of 44 Delaware Avenue in Cortland, was arrested shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday, about five hours after the reported stabbing occurred.

Seybold’s vehicle was parked near where the altercation took place, according to Lt. Richard Troyer with the City of Cortland Police Department.

Seybold was charged with second-degree hindering prosecution, a felony. Police also obtained a search warrant on his vehicle and found 8 ounces of marijuana in the trunk of his vehicle, according to police.

He was arraigned and sent to Cortland County Jail without bail. He was scheduled to appear in Cortland City Court on Monday.

It’s not clear if Seybold witnessed the alleged stabbing, Troyer said.

Police have charged Mark Dill, of Cranston, Rhode Island, with first-degree manslaughter in connection with the stabbing. Police said an argument occurred between Dill and victim Terry Wormuth II just prior to the attack.

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