Cortland man strikes victim twice with a knife; faces assault and weapon charges

A Cortland man has received assault and weapon charges after he cut another man twice with a knife, according to a report from the city police department.

On Feb. 19 shortly after 2 p.m., city police responded to a reported disturbance on Arthur Avenue. Upon arrival, police officers discovered that a fight took place between Troy A. Schermerhorn, 32 of South Avenue, and a 57-year old man, the report states.

Schermerhorn allegedly “pulled out a knife and cut (the 57-year old man) twice,” the report notes. The report states that the victim’s injuries were non-life threatening and refused medical treatment for them.

Schermerhorn has been charged with second-degree assault (a felony), third-degree criminal possession of a weapon (a felony) and second-degree menacing (a misdemeanor). After arraignment and release, Schermerhorn is due to appear in city court on March 11 at 2:45 p.m.