Two men were arraigned Thursday in connection with two separate stabbing incidents earlier this week. 34-year old Rahman Brown of White Plains, New York and 41-year old Willie Taylor of Claremont were arrested on Wednesday for two stabbings this past weekend.
During their arraignment, Brown entered a plea for not guilty and bail was set for half a million dollars while Taylor also pleaded not guilty and is being held on $100,000 bail.
The first stabbing incident occurred early Sunday morning when a man called 911 reporting that he had been jumped on Trinity Street, and when police responded, they found him with slashes on his mouth. Two days later, a second individual was admitted to a local hospital for stab wounds and had to be transported to DHMC.
Claremont police obtained a search warrant for a Trinity Street property and arrested both Rahman and Taylor.
Both men are being held at the Sullivan County House of Corrections and will take part in probable cause hearings on February 1st.