Arrest made in incident Monday night on Ellicott Street
Police have yet to locate a person who was reportedly stabbed during an incident Monday night at 337 Ellicott St., Batavia; there has, however, been an arrest related to the case.
Rashawn L. Gosier, 40, of Shady Lane, Batavia, is charged with attempted assault, 3rd.
Chief Shawn Heubusch said Gosier is accused of attempting to assault another person at the same address during the same incident.
He said the police have only limited information on the stabbing victim, so have not been able to locate him.
Police responded to 337 Ellicott St. at 11:40 p.m. Monday to investigate a report of a fight.
A subject, believed to be Gosier, fled the scene, where police located a stabbing victim and called for an ambulance. Officers then pursued the fleeing subject down Swan Street to the area of the railroad tracks.
While officers were busy trying to apprehend the person who fled, the stabbing victim left the scene.
Gosier, matching the description of the fleeing subject, was located a short time later in the basement of the incident location and he crawled out of a basement window (bottom photo).
He was taken into custody without further incident. After being taken to headquarters he was issued an appearance ticket on the attempted assault charge and ordered to appear in City Court at 1 p.m., Jan. 1.
If anybody has information that can assist in the investigation, they are asked to call Batavia PD at (585) 345-6350 or the confidential tip line at (585) 345-6370.