The homeless man busted for stabbing a volunteer with the Eric Adams mayoral marketing campaign might be held in jail on $100,000 bail, a choose dominated Saturday.
Bronx Prison Courtroom Choose Patsy Gouldborne set the money bail for Gary Oliver, 34, after a prosecutor argued mentioned he was a flight threat “as a result of energy of the case and the character of the fees and the sentencing he’s dealing with.”
“The defendant approached the sufferer in broad daylight and stabbed the sufferer a number of occasions utilizing a big knife after which fled the scene. The incident was captured clearly on video and exhibits the defendant jumped on the sufferer and stabbed him a number of occasions,” Assistant District Lawyer Michael McDonnell mentioned throughout the digital arraignment.
Police arrested Oliver, 34, Friday and charged him with tried homicide, assault, legal possession of a weapon and harassment within the June 20 assault exterior a Bronx bodega.
Oliver — who data present has 14 prior arrests and was final busted in 2020 on a theft rap — and the sufferer, who can be homeless, knew one another and had been in fights beforehand however that didn’t matter on this case, McDonnell mentioned.
“It’s clear from video surveillance that the defendant lunged on the sufferer unprovoked,” he mentioned.
Gouldborne issued an order of safety for the sufferer, who survived the assault however wanted surgical procedure for his wounds.
A lawyer for Oliver mentioned he had no cash to pay bail.