Accused parent stabber arraigned in court

A 24-year-old Yonkers man accused of attacking his parents with a knife last year has been indicted on attempted murder and assault charges.

Dennis Reyes, (left) who lived with his parents at at 58 Maple Street, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Westcheser County Court in White Plains. He is being held without bail at the county jail in Valhalla, according to the Westchester District Attorney’s office.

Reyes allegedly stabbed his mother and slashed his father in the early morning hours of May 17. Police said he may have attacked the couple because they refused to give him money for drugs.

Police found the wounded couple at 3:16 a.m. after a neighbor called 911.  They found Reyes’ 67-year-old father standing at the corner of Maple and Oak streets, bleeding from the face.  He was treated at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers.

Reyes’ mother was found in a fourth floor hallway. She had been stabbed several times in her body and face. She was treated at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx.
Police said they found a knife-wielding Reyes on the roof of an adjoining building threatening to kill himself.

It took two hours for two officers to convince Reyes to drop the knife and surrender.

Reyes was charged with attmepted murder and two counts of assault, all felonies, and misdemeanor counts of menacing, comptempt and weapon possession.

He is due back in court on  March 7. He faces up to 25 years in state prison.

Rebecca Baker

Rebecca Baker joined The Journal News in March 2004. She covers Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe, and was previously the state and county courts reporter in Westchester County. In prior jobs, she covered the Town of Greenburgh and Rockland County government and politics. Before coming to The Journal News, she was a municipal reporter for newspapers in New Haven, Conn. and Warren, Ohio.