‘Road rage’ stabbing suspect was accused of striking cop in 2013

04/06/2015 12:15 PM |

The 25-year-old Wading River man who was arrested Sunday following a “road rage” stabbing in Baiting Hollow had been previously charged after he struck a police officer responding to a call that he had trespassed aboard a yacht in Greenport. 

In July 2013, Michael Doroski was arrested and charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing and two counts of harassment after Southold police said he boarded a 55-foot yacht at Mitchell Park Marina, assaulted a person inside and struck an officer called to investigate, The Suffolk Times previously reported.

He pleaded guilty to the trespassing charge in August 2013, Southold court officials said.

Mr. Doroski is now being held on $10,000 bail for using a folding knife to stab a Hampton Bays man after the two stopped their vehicles to argue along Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Doroski left the scene, but immediately turned himself in at police headquarters.

At his arraignment Monday, Mr. Doroski told Judge Allen Smith he recently began working as an electrician and has been living with a friend in Wading River for the past eight months. He said he previously lived with his parents in Southold.

Though a public defendant argued Mr. Doroski had strong ties to the community, Judge Smith set bail at $10,000 due to the “serious nature of the crime.” The judge said the case is likely headed to a grand jury.

The stabbing victim, Brett Penny, 48, is in fair condition at Stony Brook University Medical Center, where he is being treated for a stab wound to the chest and a laceration to his left hand, a spokesperson for the hospital confirmed Monday.

 

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