Ronkonkoma man arrested in Centereach stabbing

Ronkonkoma man arrested in Centereach stabbing

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Suffolk County Police arrested a Ronkonkoma man who allegedly seriously injured an East Setauket man by stabbing him in Centereach last night.

A 49-year-old man was driving a vehicle, with three passengers, into the entrance of Shell Gas, located at 1992 Middle Country Road, as Matthew Ulloa was jogging westbound past the entrance. Ulloa yelled at the driver and continued jogging westbound on Middle Country Road. The driver then drove into the gas station, pumped gas into the vehicle, and then drove it back out to the roadway, also heading westbound.

When the vehicle approached the jogger, the driver parked and exited his vehicle to confront Ulloa. A physical confrontation ensued, and Ulloa allegedly stabbed the man eleven times with a knife, in front of 2410 Middle Country Road, at approximately 8:10 p.m.

The victim was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Following an investigation by Sixth Squad detectives, Ulloa, 18, of Ronkonkoma, was charged with Assault 2nd Degree. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on September 2.

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