NIAGARA FALLS – Niagara Falls police found a man “saturated in blood,” bleeding profusely from several stab wounds, including a wound to the neck Monday evening outside a food market in the 1800 block of Niagara Street.
Several witnesses described a suspect and a witness reported the suspect entering an address in the 1900 block of Cudaback Avenue.
The suspect, Earl L. Roberson Jr., 38, of Dartmouth Avenue, was arrested at 7:30 p.m. at the Cudaback Avenue address. Roberson initially gave police a fake name, but a police officer said he had dealt with Roberson the previous night in response to a menacing with a weapon call.
He was positively identified by a witness who had been at the scene and was charged, according to police.
Roberson was arraigned in City Court on Tuesday morning on a charge of first-degree assault with a weapon and remanded to Niagara County Jail without bail. A return to court for a preliminary hearing is set for Friday.
Police found the victim, Juan E. Carreras, 27, of 10th Street, sitting on the sidewalk, surrounded by bystanders, who were tending to him, when they responded at 4:16 p.m. on Monday on Niagara Street. He had suffered a stab wound to the left side of his neck and several other stab wounds, police said. He was taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center.
Carreras’ condition and what led to the attack have not been released.