Shreve attorney seeks August trial


The trial of a man facing attempted homicide charges in a December stabbing in Sugar Grove could happen as soon as August.

At a Friday hearing to consider a motion to suppress certain evidence in the case of Michael C. Shreve, 22, of Ashville, N.Y., Judge Gregory Hammond suggested a separate evidentiary hearing would be needed regarding that motion.

Shreve faces a count of criminal attempt — homicide; two counts of aggravated assault; flight to avoid apprehension; two counts of simple assault; recklessly endangering another person; tampering with physical evidence; and two counts of harassment.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Pennsylvania State Police responded to a report of a fight at 1:36 a.m. Dec. 22, 2018, at the Bucket Cafe in Sugar Grove.

While police were en route, they received a second call indicating that a man had been stabbed and Shreve had fled the scene, according to police.

A witness at a preliminary hearing testified that, as Shreve was being driven away, he said to the alleged victim, “I hope you (expletive) bleed to death.”

Another witness testified that she heard Shreve say he hoped the alleged victim would “bleed out.”

On Friday, attorney Christopher Capozzi, representing Shreve, and Warren County District Attorney Rob Greene agreed to submit possible dates for an evidentiary hearing.

Greene said video evidence indicates that Chautauqua County police who encountered Shreve on the date of the alleged incident were wearing body cameras. He said he is working on getting the recordings from those and suggested that the evidentiary hearing wait until the attorneys have that material.

Capozzi said he is ready to go to trial and that he would prefer a date in August.


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