Clarence Man Who Stabbed Father In Law Hearing Set for November 10th

CLARENCE, NY – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 41-year-old Jonathan C. McKibben of Clarence was arraigned virtually before Erie County Court James Bargnesi yesterday on an indictment charging him with two counts of Burglary in the First Degree, Class “B” felonies, and one count of Assault in the Second Degree, a Class “D” felony.

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 in violation of an order of protection. He is accused of stabbing his step-father multiple times inside the residence. The victim was taken to ECMC to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

McKibben is scheduled to return on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. for a telephone pre-trial conference. Judge Bargnesi set bail at $100,000.

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.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Sean B. Bunny of the DA’s Felony Trials Bureau.

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