WHITE PLAINS, NY — Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that 15-year-old Bryan Stamps of New Rochelle has been arraigned as a juvenile offender on charges related to a stabbing at New Rochelle High School January 18, 2018.
Stamps is charged with Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a class B felony, Assault in the First Degree, a class B felony, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, a class A misdemeanor. Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor
Stamps has been remanded into custody at Woodfield Cottage in Valhalla without bail. He is scheduled to appear in Westchester County Court June 5, 2018.
The felony complaint alleges that Stamps stabbed another student inside the high school. That student was taken to a hospital trauma unit where he underwent surgery and was treated for serious injuries. Stamps fled New York. After close to four months, the FBI located Stamps in Alabama where he was taken into custody May 14, 2018. He waived extradition to New York May 16, 2018. Westchester County Police warrants squad picked him up in Alabama and returned him to Westchester County Wednesday and arraigned here today.
Stamps was indicted by a Westchester County Grand Jury April 16, 2018.
Assistant District Attorney Kerrie Williams is prosecuting the case.
UPDATE: Juvenile Offenders – a child who is 13, 14, or 15 years old and commits a felony or other violent act may be treated as a juvenile offender. The case is heard in the Supreme or County Court like adult cases, but the case can be transferred to Family Court. This is decided on a case by case basis. Convicted juvenile offenders can be punished like adults. They are placed with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services until their 16th birthday, then can be transferred to prison. Juvenile Offender’s criminal records are not sealed, unless the case is sent to Family Court.