Three Cayuga County residents each face three felonies for their alleged involvement in a violent robbery.
On Jan. 26, Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office deputies and state police were dispatched to a reported stabbing on Dublin Hill Road in Ledyard. A victim, who was beaten and repeatedly stabbed, was ultimately taken to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse to be treated for his injuries.
Three suspects were later located and arrested. Dijon Starling-Harvey, 19, of 9 Spring St., Auburn; Mia Loiacono, 22, of 2496 Bentley School Road, Weedsport; and William Vest, 28, of 110 Olympia Terrace, Auburn, were each taken into custody without incident.
Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann said Loiacono was driving a car when the victim got into the front seat. Starling-Harvey and Vest, sitting in the back of the car, then allegedly attacked the victim. Budelmann said there was potentially a handgun involved and that the victim was repeatedly stabbed with a knife, including in the face. Money and phones were stolen from the victim.