A 38-year-old man was stabbed in his Elmont home on May 20, police say. According to 4th Squad detectives, the stabbing occurred after the victim’s girlfriend was assaulted by 35-year-old Melvin Granados, of East Elmhurst.
Police say that four friends, including the stabbing victim, his girlfriend and Granados, went out for drinks the night of May 19 and returned to the victim’s home at 2:30 a.m. Because of the late hour and the friends were intoxicated, police said, they decided to stay at the victim’s home for the night. At 7 a.m., the victim’s 23-year-old girlfriend awakened and entered a bedroom.
She was then grabbed from behind and assaulted by Granados, police said. The woman awakened her boyfriend, the 38-year-old victim, who began fighting with Granados. Police said Granados grabbed a knife and began stabbing the victim. The victim’s girlfriend and the other friend were able to stop Granados, who fled the scene. The victim drove to a nearby hospital, where he was treated and released. Granados was arrested at his home on May 21.
Granados is charged with second-degree assault, third-degree assault and fourth-degree possession of a dangerous weapon. He was arraigned on May 21 at First District Court in Hempstead.