Oswego Man Charged In Scriba Stabbing


OSWEGO – An Oswego man is behind bars following a stabbing incident on Sunday afternoon.

Joshua J. Johnston
Joshua J. Johnston

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Joshua J. Johnston, 26, of 2081 County Route 1, Lot 4, Oswego, on Sunday (June 3) at 1:40 p.m.

He was charged with first-degree assault, a class B felony; first-degree robbery, a class B felony; third-degree grand larceny, a class D felony; and petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

According to police, the arrest stems from the investigation into an incident that occurred in the town of Scriba where Johnston allegedly stabbed the victim in the neck with a knife then stole the victim’s vehicle.

Johnston was arraigned in the Town of Scriba Court and remanded to the Oswego County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.

He is to return to court on June 7.

The victim’s condition was unavailable.