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Stabbing leads to assault charge for Fredonia man

A Fredonia man has been charged with assault after a stabbing during an altercation early Sunday morning, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said.

The knife attack happened at about 2:45 a.m. in the area of Webster Road and Route 380 in the Town of Portland. The suspect, identified as Loren E. Johnson, 30, fled the scene before sheriff's deputies arrived but was found a short time later, the Sheriff's Office said.

Johnson was charged with second-degree assault and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was arraigned in Portland Town Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail, authorities said.

No information was immediately available about the victim or the victim's condition.

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