Matteson charged with attempted murder

BETHLEHEM — Adam J. Matteson Jr., 36, of East Greenbush was charged on Saturday morning with six felonies including attempted murder after, police say, he assaulted two people in Selkirk on Friday night.

A victim who was stabbed is being treated at Albany Medical Center for his injuries and, as of Saturday, there was no update on his condition, according to a release from the Bethlehem Police.

The release described events unfolding this way:

At about 9:25 p.m. on Sept. 16, the Bethlehem Police Department responded to a domestic incident at 1049 River Road in Selkirk. When officers arrived at the scene, they found two people who had been assaulted — one was treated at the scene and the other was transported to Albany Medical Center with injuries from multiple stab wounds.

Officers from Bethlehem, the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, and the New York State Police searched the woods nearby but did not find the suspect.

In the early morning hours of Sept. 17, East Greenbush Police located Matteson near his home and took him into custody. A stolen vehicle from Route 9W in Glenmont was located in the vicinity.

Matteson was charged with six felonies: second-degree attempted murder, first-degree burglary; first-degree assault; second-degree assault; third-degree criminal possession of a weapon; and third-deree grand larceny as well as with endangering the welfare of a child.

Matteson is currently under the supervision of parole and is required to wear an electronic monitoring device; he had removed his device prior to Friday’s assault, the release said.

Matteson was arraigned in Bethlehem Town Court and remanded to Albany County’s jail. A return date was set for Oct. 18.

— Melissa Hale-Spencer

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