This morning, Sheriff Craig S. DuMond announced that a Fleischmanns man has been arrested and charged with murder following a domestic dispute in the Village of Fleischmanns that happened on Thursday night.

At approximately 10:50 p.m. Thursday night, Delaware County Sheriff's Deputies, New York State Police and the Margaretville Hospital Ambulance were dispatched to a reported stabbing at a residence on Main Street. The stabbing victim, 27-year-old Eric Hall, was transported to Margaretville Memorial Hospital and succumbed to the injury.

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Upon arrival, Sheriff’s Deputies identified the suspect as 19 year-old Dakota Hall. Hall, the brother of the victim, was taken into custody without incident by Deputies, assisted by New York State Troopers.

Following further investigation, Sheriff’s Deputies and Sheriff’s Investigators arrested and charged Hall with murder in the second degree. Hall was arraigned before Judge Lance and was ordered to be held without bail in the Delaware County Correctional Facility.

This case, an apparent domestic dispute, remains an active, on-going investigation being conducted by members of the Delaware County Sheriff's Office and New York State Police Forensic Identification Unit.

Sheriff DuMond indicates further details will be released as the case develops.


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