Utica Man Allegedly Stabs Brother with Scissors, Punctures Lung
A Utica man is recovering after he told police he had gotten into a fight with a relative.
Police were called to St. Luke’s Hospital at 7:45am on Thursday, March 27, 2014 for a report of a stabbing. The victim said that he and his brother, 43-year old Stephen Bopper Gomolka of Ballantyne Brae, were having a fight that got physical.
The victim said he felt a sharp pain in his chest and saw that he was bleeding.
At the hospital he was found to have a small stab wound in his chest and a punctured lung.
During their investigation at the home Utica Police officers found a pair of scissors believed to have allegedly been used by Stephen Bopper Gomolka. Sources tell WIBX that Gomolka was a Living Skills Trainer at the Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL). (UPDATE: 03/28/2014: 10:56am RCIL says he has not been an employee since 2011.)
He was taken into custody and charged with felony assault in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon.