Second suspect charged in Endicott burglary, stabbing

Second suspect charged in Endicott burglary, stabbing

May 24, 2013 Updated May 24, 2013 at 7:35 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) According to a news release from the Village of Endicott Police Department, a second suspect has been charged in connection with the burglary/stabbing that occurred in Endicott in late March.

According to an updated news release, Endicott police said:

On May 17th, 2013 a criminal complaint was filed with the Village of Endicott Court charging Louis A. Martinez, age 30, with burglary in the first degree, a class B felony.

Martinez is accused of being inside of the victim’s apartment and aiding (Pedro) Garcia-Ayala at the time of the assault.

Martinez is currently in the Broome County Jail on unrelated charges and is scheduled to be arraigned in the Village of Endicott Court on Wednesday May 22, 2013.

According to a previous news release issued by Endicott police:

On April 9th, 2013, the Endicott Police with the assistance of the Binghamton Police arrested Pedro Garcia-Ayala, age 35, at his residence of 803 Aaron St. Apt. C, Bethlehem PA for one count of Burglary in the First degree, a class B felony.

On the morning of March 27th, 2013, at 3:07 a.m. at 1701 Watson Blvd. Endicott, Garcia-Ayala is accused of driving from Bethlehem, PA to Endicott, unlawfully entering the residence of his estranged wife and then stabbing her and her boyfriend multiple times while they were asleep in their bed. He fled the scene and returned to Bethlehem. Both victims suffered multiple stab wounds to their heads, backs, arms and legs.

Garcia-Ayala was taken into custody at his residence in Bethlehem PA by Endicott Police Detectives with the assistance of the Bethlehem Police Department. He was arraigned in the front of a Magisterial Justice and remanded to the Northhampton County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail pending extradition back to Broome County.

On April 25th, 2013 date Garcia-Ayala was transferred into the custody Endicott Police Officers and transported back to Endicott where he was arraigned in the Village of Endicott Court and remanded to the Broome County Jail without bail.