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Victim recovering after stabbing in Auburn, suspect had recently been released from prison

A Cayuga County man has been charged in a stabbing investigation less than nine months after leaving prison on a burglary conviction.

James Geer, 34, was arrested after a stabbing on Osborne Street. The incident took place during the early-morning hours on Wednesday.


Officers responding to the incident found a person who had suffered a stab wound to his abdomen. Both the victim and another witness identified Geer as the suspect.

He was located near the residence and taken into custody. Police say Geer was charged with second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

He was remanded to the Cayuga County Jail. The victim was taken to Upstate University Hospital to be treated. Police say they have since been released.


Geer was sentenced in the fall of 2013 to a maximum of eight years in prison for his part in a burglary of an occupied home in Throop, according to The Auburn Citizen. Geer, who was on probation for a drug offense at the time of the burglary, was convicted of four felonies and sentenced to eight years in prison.

Anyone with information about the stabbing incident should call (315) 255-4706.

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