Police sorting out conflicting stories in city stabbing

NORWICH – A Sherburne man who was stabbed twice in the chest Saturday has been released from Chenango Memorial Hospital and is recovering from exploratory surgery.

At about 7 a.m. Dec. 20, Jacob A. Wilkes, 24, of Sherburne, drove himself to the city police station with two stab wounds – one just below his sternum and the other to his upper left rib cage. Wilkes told police he had been attacked at an apartment at 16 Sheldon St. in the City of Norwich less than an hour earlier.

In a phone interview with The Evening Sun Tuesday, Wilkes said he was stabbed with an 8-inch kitchen steak knife that damaged his liver following a confrontation with another man in the apartment’s stairwell.

He claimed he was attempting to visit the resident of the home, a woman he said he had a lengthy personal relationship with, while on his way to Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, where he works in the nursing unit.

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