Clarence man arraigned on charges for allegedly stabbing elderly man


TOWN OF CLARENCE, N.Y. (WIVB)–UPDATE: McKibben was arraigned virtually Saturday morning before a Buffalo City Court Judge, acting as a Clarence Town Justice.

He’s scheduled to return for a felony hearing on August 7, at 10:30 a.m.

McKibben is being held without bail, and if convicted on all charges, he faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.

ORIGINAL: Erie County Sheriff’s detectives arrested and charged 41-year-old Clarence man, Jonathan McKibben, with attempted murder after he attacked an elderly man on Thursday.

According to deputies, they responded to a home on Manor Wood Lane yesterday, after a caller stated McKibben stabbed him multiple times inside the house.

It’s also alleged that McKibben violated an existing order of protection.

While headed to the scene, a deputy spotted McKibben, covered in blood, walking along Sawmill Road.

There he was taken into custody and turned over to detectives.

Detectives also charged McKibben with:

  • Assault 2nd – with intent to injure using a weapon
  • Assault 2nd – injure a victim 65-years or older
  • Criminal contempt – violate an order of protection
  • Burglary – cause physical injury

Additionally, he received a misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a weapon with intent to use.

McKibben is awaiting arraignment at the Erie County Holding Center.

The Sheriff’s Office says it’s continuing its investigation into the incident.

Troy Licastro is a digital content producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2018. See more of his work here.

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