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A 17-year-old resident at Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch in Riverhead has been arrested on a felony assault charge in connection with a stabbing of another resident at of the facility’s residences on July 10, Riverhead Town Police said in a press release this morning.

Police said two males were in a physical altercation at the Timothy Hill Ladybug House on Sound Avenue in Riverhead when one stabbed the other in the face with a butter knife, causing injury. The victim, 18, was initially uncooperative with police detectives, according to the report.

Further investigation resulted in the arrest of the 17-year-old on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree, a Class D felony. The suspect was processed and arraigned d in Suffolk County Criminal Court Youth Part, police said.

Police did not release the identities of either of the involved parties.

Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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