SHERMAN - A large party on Waits Corners Road in Sherman turned ugly Saturday morning when at least three stabbing victims were taken to area hospitals.
Lucas A. Smyczek, 24, of 233 Barrett Ave., Jamestown, has been charged with three counts of second-degree assault in connection with victims at the scene. Further charges are expected after two more victims arrived at WCA Hospital and a sixth victim was treated by members of the Lakewood Volunteer Fire Department.
At 2:29 a.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies received a report of a large fight at the scene and upon arrival, three victims were discovered. The first victim was stabbed in the back and transported to Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa. A second victim was stabbed in the chest and also taken to Hamot. A third victim, stabbed in the arm, was taken to WCA Hospital in Jamestown. During the investigation, a victim who was stabbed in the chest and a victim who was stabbed in the arm arrived at WCA Hospital by private vehicle.
Smyczek, the suspect, had left the fight scene prior to deputies' arrival and a vehicle description was broadcast to local police agencies. Officers from the Lakewood-Busti Police Department observed a matching vehicle and stopped it in the village of Lakewood. Inside the vehicle was another person with an arm laceration, who received treatment, but refused to go to the hospital. The suspect was found inside the vehicle and taken into custody.
Smyczek was arraigned in the Town of Sherman Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail without bail.
None of the victims' injuries are considered life-threatening.