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Grand Island apartment complex visitor stabbed by delivery driver

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Mon, Nov 9th 2020 01:40 pm

Driver was delivering food to different apartment

Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reported the arrest of a Niagara Falls resident following an assault and stabbing on Grand Island.

At approximately 5:40 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, deputies responded to a residential complex on Bedell Road. When the deputies arrived, they observed a male who was bleeding, holding down another male. Their investigation discovered the wounded male was allegedly stabbed in the upper torso with a sharp instrument by a delivery driver who delivered items to a different apartment from where the victim was visiting.

The responding deputies placed 53-year-old Bart Cordwell of Niagara Falls in custody and rendered first aid to the victim until EMS personnel arrived.

Deputies arrested and charged Cordwell with a felony count of assault with intent to cause injury with a weapon, and a misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a weapon with intent to use. He is innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

The victim was transported to Erie County Medical Center via Grand Island Ambulance for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Cordwell was also transported to ECMC for evaluation and treatment.

Following Cordwell’s release from the hospital, he was taken to the Erie County Holding Center and is held on a $10,000 bond or $7,500 cash bail.

Sheriff’s detectives continue to investigate the incident.

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