A recent altercation in the Village of Spring Valley has led to the indictment of a local resident on serious charges, Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II revealed on Friday.
Joshua Jemison, a 32-year-old resident of Spring Valley, now faces charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree. These charges come after Jemison allegedly engaged in a violent altercation in front of 22 North Main Street on September 5, 2023 as Monsey Scoop reported.
Witness reports state that around 9:38 pm, following a heated verbal exchange, Jemison produced a knife from his pocket and intentionally slashed the victim across the neck, resulting in grave injuries deemed life-threatening. Following the attack, Jemison evaded authorities for several days before ultimately surrendering to the Spring Valley Police Department on September 8.
The investigation into the incident was led by the Village of Spring Valley Police Department. Prosecuting the case are Executive Assistant District Attorney Nabeela McLeod and Assistant District Attorney Celia Morel.
The public is reminded that these charges are only accusations at this stage. Like all defendants, Jemison is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.