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Stamford Man Pulled Knife On Friend Over Stolen Cell Phone, Police Say

Stamford Police charged two men in connection with a confrontation in which a knife was brandished.
Stamford Police charged two men in connection with a confrontation in which a knife was brandished. Photo Credit: Stamford Police

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A city man is facing charges after he pulled a knife on the man his friend accused of stealing a cell phone early Sunday, police said.

James Haggerty, 21, Cummins Avenue was charged with first-degree threatening, breach of peace and possession of a dangerous weapon. Bond was set at $5,000. Jeremy Eduardo Cepeda, 25, of Connecticut Avenue, was charged with breach of peace and possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $1,000.

Sgt. Jennifer Lynch said police were called to Cove Road residence after a report of a knife fight around 3 a.m. at a large party. When officers arrived, they discovered that there had been a confrontation over an allegation that a cell phone had been stolen, she said.

Lynch said a man sitting in a vehicle was confronted by Cepeda, who accused him of stealing his cell phone. Haggerty, a friend of Cepeda's, pulled out a knife, according to police reports. The man in the vehicle then threw a beer bottle at them in self defense, police said.

Haggerty and Cepeda left before officers arrived, Lynch said, but were found by police a short distance away. After initially denying involvement, she said Haggerty told officers them the knife had been left on top of a car.

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