Charged With Felony Assault

Police arrested a Springs man Tuesday on a felony assault charge following an alleged Monday stabbing.

Alexander R. Fernandez, 21, was said by police to be arguing with Wayne Hopson, apparently over a female companion, when Mr. Fernandez stabbed him in the arm with a scissors at about 3:45 a.m. at 15 Fort Pond Boulevard in Springs.

Police were alerted by Southampton Hospital, following the procedure for when someone is admitted with a wound believed to be from an attack.

In East Hampton Justice Court yesterday, Justice Steven Tekulsky said that Mr. Fernandez was already facing misdemeanor burglary and criminal possession of stolen property charges, for which he was due in court on May 15.

Robert J. Coyle, an attorney representing Mr. Fernandez in the earlier matter, entered a not-guilty plea for him on the latest charge. Mr. Coyle told the justice that Mr. Fernandez’s mother could only afford $500 for bail.

“The defendant did stab the victim in the arm with a scissor. It is our understanding that the victim is still in the hospital,” Maggie Bopp, an assistant district attorney said in court, asking bail to be set at $5,000.

Weighing the two requests, Justice Tekulsky set bail at $2,500, and issued a stay-away order to Mr. Fernandez on the victim’s behalf.

Mr. Fernandez is expected in East Hampton Town Court on Monday, pending possible indictment by the district attorney’s office.