On February 10, 2024, at 10:47 a.m., State Police responded to the Colonial Motel Apartments on State Route 5 in the town of Schuyler for a reported stabbing following a domestic incident.
When Troopers and EMS arrived, they located a 36-year-old male who stated his girlfriend stabbed him multiple times with a kitchen knife in the back resulting in superficial injuries. The male was transported by Kunkel Ambulance to Wynn Hospital in Utica for evaluation.
Troopers arrested 33-year-old Maria L. Major for Assault 2nd degree (D-felony), Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degree (A-misdemeanor), and Criminal Mischief 4th degree (A-misdemeanor).
Major was arraigned in Schuyler Town Court and remanded to the Herkimer County Jail on $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear back in the town of Schuyler Court on February 12, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.