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Masssena man charged after chasing another man with brick, knife


MASSENA - Village police charged Bobby C. Page Jr., 27, of 441 South Main St., Massena, with two counts of second-degree menacing and second-degree harassment Saturday afternoon after he allegedly attempted to attack another man with a brick and then a knife on South Main Street.

Village police said they received a complaint at 3:30 p.m. Saturday that Page had been chasing James J. Love, 28 with a brick on South Main Street. After Love was able to wrestle the brick away from him, Page went inside his apartment, grabbed a knife and again attempted to attack Love. The Massena man was taken into custody at 4:05 p.m.

Police said Page initially swung a red brick at Love several times in front of 441 South Main St. before the alleged victim was able to knock the brick out of his hands. Page then reportedly went inside his residence, grabbed a kitchen knife with a four-and-a-half-inch blade, returned to the sidewalk in front of the apartment building and started swinging the knife at Love. The alleged victim kept backing away from Page until he threw the kitchen knife into a grass embankment near the bridge crossing state Route 420 near East Hatfield Street.

The incident was witnessed by 39-year-old Lisbon man who said he had pulled into the end of the driveway at 441 South Main St. because he was having car trouble.

The witness said he initially saw two men fighting on the sidewalk and saw the male later identified as Page with a brick in his hand. He said the man later identified as Love dropped a duffel bag and defended himself.

“James told the male to go back inside and he did,” Duane A. Hadden told police.

He said Page came running outside a short time later and had a knife in his hand.

“James told the male to drop the knife and if he didn’t he was going to get hurt. The guy with the red shirt swung three or four times at James. I thought the man with the red shirt was going to stab James,” the witness told police.

Page was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond. The court also signed a temporary order of protection directing Page to stay away from Mr. Love.

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