Man stabbed in face; suspect arrested

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MONTICELLO – A Minnesota
man is in the Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail on charges
that he stabbed another man in the face during a fight in the Village
of Monticello.

Brian Padin, 25, of Ely, Minnesota, was charged with assault, criminal
possession of a weapon, obstructing governmental administration and three
counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance as misdemeanors.

The incident occurred around 2:22 p.m. on Thursday when village police
responded to the intersection of Broadway and Pelton Street where they
found a 21-year-old Monticello man lying on the sidewalk bleeding heavily
from a laceration to his face. He had been stabbed in the face with a
folding knife by Padin during an altercation between the two, police said.

The victim was transported to Catskill Regional Medical Center by Mobile
Medic Ambulance and later transferred to Westchester Medical Center.
Video surveillance from a nearby Broadway business recorded the incident
and helped officers identify Padin, who was located on Fulton Street and
taken into custody.

Padin was also found in possession of cocaine and hydrocodone when arrested.
He also refused to cooperate with officers during processing at the Monticello
police station.

Padin was arraigned and committed to the Sullivan County Jail pending
a future court appearance.