Three arrested in Port Jervis on unrelated assault, weapons charges


PORT JERVIS – Three Port Jervis men have been arrested on assault and weapons related charges in unrelated incidents.

The arrests were made by Port Jervis Police Chief William Worden and Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler.

Christopher Sicina, 22, was arrested on January 3 on charges of criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment, both charges in connection with an incident on November 3, 2021. It is alleged that Sicina fired several gunshots at a residence on Hammond Street. He was also charged with fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle when officers attempted to take him into custody.

He was arraigned and remanded to the Orange County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

John Donghia, 32, was arrested on January 3 and charged with attempted aggravated assault of a police officer, menacing a police officer and criminal possession of a weapon, all as felonies.

He is accused of menacing and attempting to stab a Port Jervis Police officer with a knife while police were investigating an incident on December 25, 2021 at an East Main Street residence. He was remanded in lieu of $30,000 bail.

Scoff Leffler, 57, of Port Jervis, was arrested during the early morning hours of January 4 by Port Jervis Police and charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing.

The arrest stemmed from an incident on Ryan Street where he menaced another person with a knife and stabbed the victim in the chest, causing a small laceration.

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