NEWBURGH, New York — A man accused of stabbing a Hudson Valley police officer and two other men has been cleared of attempted murder charges but convicted of assault.
The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (http://bit.ly/1bb9zRT ) that an Orange County jury found 36-year-old Larry Gantt of Poughkeepsie guilty Monday of attempted aggravated assault on an officer, two counts of second-degree assault, first-degree attempted assault and weapon possession.
Prosecutors said Gantt attacked a Newburgh police officer who was trying to take him into custody during a large street brawl in November 2012.
He had been charged with first- and second-degree attempted murder. Gantt's lawyer said he had suffered seven stab wounds in an attack by a group of people and believed he was still under assault when the officer intervened.
Sentencing is set for Jan. 10.
Information from: The Times Herald-Record, http://www.th-record.com