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Jun 26, 2012 6:10 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Man Charged With Two Assaults In One Week On Shinnecock Reservation

Jun 27, 2012 10:39 AM

A man who lives on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation surrendered to New York State Police last Thursday, June 21, after police said he stabbed a man with a knife that morning. Police said he also shot another man with a pellet gun earlier in the week.

Daquan Eleazer, 21, of Old Soldiers Road turned himself in to Troopers at their Riverside barracks shortly after 4 p.m. last Thursday, according to State Police Investigator Steve Collins.

That morning, Mr. Eleazer had fled after stabbing one of his friends, a 31-year-old male resident of the reservation, in the abdomen during a fight over “the ownership of property,” Troopers said. The stabbing occurred about 10:30 a.m. on Old Soldiers Road, Troopers said. They declined to specify what the pair were fighting over, citing the ongoing investigation.

The victim, whom police declined to identify, was taken to Southampton Hospital via Southampton Volunteer Ambulance and treated for a non-life-threatening stab wound to his abdomen, before being released the same day.

Investigator Collins said it was unknown whether Mr. Eleazer fled on foot or in a car, but he was arrested several hours later when he showed up at the barracks.

Mr. Eleazer was charged with assault in the second degree, a felony, and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor. He was also charged with an additional count of second-degree assault in connection with a pellet gun shooting that took place on the reservation on Sunday night, June 17.

Police said another male resident of the reservation was the victim of Sunday pellet gun shooting and that he was injured, but they did not release further details. 
Nothing instigated the shooting, they said.

Mr. Eleazer was remanded to the Suffolk County Jail in Riverside in lieu of $2,000 bail following an arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court and was due back in court at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27, court officials said.

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By Samuel Walsh (17), Southampton on Jun 22, 12 5:55 AM
Wow. Shocking.
By Lets go mets (377), Southampton on Jun 22, 12 2:08 PM
What a fool to resort to stabbing someone.
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By johnnyhampton (82), Southampton on Jun 24, 12 1:32 PM
Editor, why are comments not being allowed on the DWI/Vehicular Manslaughter article involving the SC Sheriff?

It seems as though the censorship exhibited on this site goes against the objectivity so critical, yet lacking in too many "news" agencies?
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Jun 28, 12 12:47 AM
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