Police: Man charged with attempted murder in Selkirk


By Melanie Lekocevic

Capital Region Independent Media

SELKIRK — An East Greenbush man is being charged with attempted murder and other charges in connection with a domestic incident Thursday night in Selkirk, Bethlehem Police said in a statement.

Adam Matteson Jr., 36, of East Greenbush, was arrested in the early morning hours of Sept. 17 and is accused of assaulting two individuals and inflicting multiple stab wounds on one of them, according to police.

The male who received stab wounds was taken to Albany Medical Center and at press time was being treated for his injuries, according to police. No further information on his condition is being released at this time, Bethlehem Police said Saturday.

Bethlehem Police responded Sept. 16 at 9:25 p.m. to a report of a domestic incident at 1049 River Road in Selkirk.

“When officers arrived at the scene they located two victims who had been assaulted,” according to a statement from Bethlehem Police. “One victim was treated at the scene and the second victim was transported to Albany Medical Center with injuries from multiple stab wounds.”

Bethlehem Police, the Albany County Sheriff’s Department and state police searched the heavily wooded area near River Road and did not find the suspect, police said.

Matteson was arrested in the early morning hours of Sept. 17, near his home in East Greenbush by the East Greenbush Police Department.

“There was also a stolen vehicle from Route 9W, Glenmont, located in the vicinity,” according to Bethlehem Police.

Matteson is on parole and is required to wear an electronic monitoring device, according to police.

“During the investigation it was learned that Matteson had removed his device prior to the incident,” police said.

Matteson is charged with second-degree attempted murder, a class A-1 felony; first-degree burglary and first-degree assault, both class B felonies; second-degree assault, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree grand larceny, all class D felonies; and endangering the welfare of a child.

Matteson was arraigned in Town of Bethlehem Court and remanded to the Albany County Correctional Facility. He is scheduled to return to court on Oct. 18.

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