On May 9, at about 5:55 p.m., the Town of Crawford Police responded to a 911 call for an altercation in the area of Kelly Lane and Stock Market Road.
Upon arrive, police encountered an 18 year-old male victim suffering from stab wounds in his back.
Matthew Ramsey, 18, of Pine Bush encountered the victim who was walking in the area, according to police. A verbal dispute occurred, the victim began to walk away when he was struck by Ramsey and knocked to the ground. Police said Ramsey then stabbed the victim in the back with a knife.
The victim was transported to Garnet Medical Center by Pine Bush Volunteer Ambulance and is being treated.
Ramsey was located in the area and taken into custody. He is charged with Assault 2nd Degree and criminal possession of a weapon. He was arraigned in City of Middletown Court and remanded to Orange County Jail.
Crawford police were assisted by New York State Police.
Any witnesses should contact the department at 845-744-3300.