ITHACA, N.Y. — An Ithaca man has been charged with stabbing a person Sunday on Spencer Road.

Officers from the Ithaca Police Department responded to a reported stabbing just before noon Sunday, July 21, on the 600 block of Spencer Road. In a news release Sunday evening, police said they found a person “bleeding heavily from the face” outside a residential building.

Police have charged 35-year-old Tarrant Sheppard, of Ithaca, with second-degree assault, a felony, in connection with the stabbing. According to police, Sheppard and the victim knew each other and were “engaged in a dispute that turned physical.”

The person who was stabbed was transported to a local hospital with “non-life threatening wounds,” police said.

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Sheppard was arraigned in Ithaca City Court before Judge Scott Miller and remanded to Tompkins County Jail without bail.

Ithaca police were assisted by the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, the Cornell University Police Department and New York State Police.

Police ask that anyone with information that could aid the investigation contact them.

Kelsey O'Connor

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