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Trio charged with robbery, assault after violent attack in Cayuga County

Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck says three people were charged after a stabbing along Dublin Hill Road in Ledyard on Friday.

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The victim was reportedly beaten and stabbed several times. Deputies were dispatched to the scene along with State Police. Upon arrival – the victim was transported to Auburn Community Hospital – then to University Hospital in Syracuse.

With assistance of State Police and the Auburn Police Department – two suspects were stopped in a vehicle in the city of Auburn related to the violent incident.

Mia Loiacono, 21, of Weedsport, and Dijon Starling-Harvey, 19, of Cayuga were taken into custody without incident. A third suspect, identified as William Vest, 28, of Auburn was also taken Tinto custody.

Schenck reports that all three were charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree assault. They’re being held in lieu of bail.

The investigation remains active and anyone with information should contact Detective Sergeant Rob Franklin at (315) 253-1132.

Sheriff Schenck also says tips can be left anonymously on the Sheriff’s Office’s website at www.cayugasheriff.com.

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