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Police arrested a 19-year-old Batavia man Sunday after a brief chase and charged him with stabbing a Fredonia man.

Jared Miernik of Jackson Street was arrested after a fight broke out at 2 a.m. in the west municipal parking lot.

David C. Stevens of Westerly Drive was stabbed in the left side of the chest and was treated at Brooks Memorial Hospital and released.

Miernik was charged with assault and possession of a 6-inch locking knife. He was ordered held in lieu of $3,000 cash bail or $6,000 property bond pending a Sept. 16 court hearing.

Fredonia Police, assisted by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department, arrested Miernik on West Main Street after a short chase.

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