Police arrested a Hampton Bays man for allegedly stabbing a homeless person on Ponquogue Avenue in the early morning hours of Aug. 25.
According to Southampton Town Police, Christopher Parker, 46, got into a verbal altercation with a 40-year-old homeless man at around 1:30 a.m. Police would not disclose what the argument was about, but at some point they say Parker began to stab the man with a large knife several times in his torso and neck. Police say the victim then flagged down a nearby Town police officer to get medical attention. The man was treated at Southampton Hospital for his injuries. His status is unknown at this time.
When police approached Parker, they say he gave them a false name and left the scene. A woman, Donna Depetris, 53, was later questioned, but according to police was “not being cooperative as to the whereabouts of Parker.” A short time later, police arrested Parker near the location on Ponquogue Avenue where the stabbing took place.Parker was charged with second-degree assault, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment, all felonies. He was also charged with second-degree criminal impersonation for providing a false name, a misdemeanor. He is being held at the Suffolk County Jail, according to police. Depetris was charged with hindering prosecution in the third degree and obstructing governmental administration, both misdemeanors.