A Suffield man accused of attacking another man with a tire jack and repeatedly stabbing him during an attempted robbery in February was arrested Wednesday, state police said.
Daniel Duffy, 36, of East Street, was charged with first-degree assault and first-degree criminal attempt to commit robbery.
Police said that in late February, they responded to a report of a stabbing in a road at Tunxis Trail in Bolton. Officers found a 51-year-old man with stab wounds in and around his torso, head and face, police said. The victim was taken to Hartford Hospital and underwent surgery for non-life threatening injuries.
The victim told police that an acquaintance had driven him to Bolton from East Hartford, then hit him with a tire jack and stabbed him. The attacker then left Colon in the road, police said.
In a March press release, police said the suspect was the acquaintance of the victim. The arrest warrant on the incident has been sealed.
After an investigation, police said they identified Duffy as the suspect. Court records show Duffy is already serving a one-year sentence at MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institute in Suffield after being convicted of third-degree identity theft in June.
After his arraignment in connection with the stabbing, he was held in lieu of $500,000 after his arrest on Wednesday and was scheduled to appear in court later in the day.