Police Respond to Domestic Violence Call, Arrest Stabbing Victim


A Rochester man is jailed on a domestic battery charge after police responded to a report of a stabbing at his rural Fulton County residence. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 call around 9:30 yesterday morning about a stabbing in the 700 block of County Road 300 West. Through an investigation they determined that a fight between Nicholas Ponto, 30, and his girlfriend had turned physical, and Ponto was stabbed in the left shoulder. He was taken to Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester for treatment of injuries before being arrested. The authorities stress this is an ongoing investigation and say Ponto’s girlfriend reportedly suffered injuries as well during the fight.