Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder for Stabbing Elderly Victim in Clarence

Modified: August 3, 2020 11:01am

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 41-year-old Jonathan C. McKibben of Clarence was arraigned virtually on Saturday morning before Buffalo City Court Judge Amy C. Martoche, acting as a Clarence Town Justice, on the following charges:

  • One count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “B” felony
  • One count of Burglary in the Second Degree, a Class “C” felony
  • Two counts of Assault in the Second Degree, Class “D” felonies
  • One count of Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, a Class “E” felony
  • One count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, a Class “A” misdemeanor

It is alleged that on July 30, 2020, at approximately 10:29 a.m., the defendant unlawfully entered a home on Manor Wood Lane in the Town of Clarence. He is accused of stabbing an elderly male victim multiple times inside the residence. It is further alleged that the defendant violated an existing order of protection.

McKibben is scheduled to return on August 7, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. for a felony hearing. He was held without bail.

If convicted on all charges, McKibben faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.

DA Flynn commends the Erie County Sheriff’s Office for their work in the investigation as well as their actions that lead to the quick apprehension of the suspect.

As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.