Mount Kisco Stabbing Suspect Due Back In Court March 13

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Joseph Holmes, 67, is charged with first-degree assault, a felony.
Joseph Holmes, 67, is charged with first-degree assault, a felony. Photo Credit: Mount Kisco Police Department

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y.  – A Mount Kisco man accused of stabbing another man in the neck and causing serious injury is due back in court on Thursday, March 13.

Joseph Holmes, 67, was released Jan. 30 without posting the $2,000 bail that had been set based on what his lawyer called “justification issues” and his strong ties to the community. He recently appeared in court, and the case was adjourned until March 13.

While Holmes has been charged with petty offenses in the past, his attorney, the prosecution and the judge agreed that they are minor. The prosecution sought $50,000 bail.

The defendant, who has lived in Mount Kisco for 50 years, was charged with first-degree assault in connection with the stabbing Jan. 26. 

Police say Holmes got into a heated arguments with a 25-year-old male at a family party, and then ran away to his home on 89 Maple St. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital. 

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