Tuesday, February 13, 2018




Brewster man arrested for assault with knife


TOWN OF SOUTHEAST – A Brewster man has been charged with stabbing a cabbie repeatedly with a knife on Sunday.

State Police at Brewster arrested Manuel Estabon, 43, on charges of first-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

At about 2:45 a.m. on February 11, troopers received a call from a taxi driver that he been assaulted by a customer.

Investigation determined the victim was driving Estabon to the bank to obtain payment for the taxi services. Before reaching the bank, Estabon assaulted the driver with a knife stabbing him in the face, neck and hands. Police said he is in stable condition.

Estabon fled the scene but was captured in a nearby wooded area. He was sent to the Putnam County Jail in lieu of $150,000 cash bail or $300,000 bond.


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