Ridge Road Fire District firefighter charged with assault in Anderson Avenue stabbing

Updated: 02/18/2014 4:42 PM
Created: 02/18/2014 9:23 AM WHEC.com

News10NBC has learned that a 25-year-old man, who is facing charges following an incident on Anderson Avenue early Monday morning, is a firefighter with the Ridge Road Fire District.

Rochester Police charged Benjamin Deragon with second-degree assault. Police say he stabbed 25-year-old Jason Brand, of Rochester. Investigators say Brand received stitches for a laceration to his mid-torso area.

The Ridge Road Fire District says Deragon is a firefighter with their district and that he has been with them since February 2012. He has been suspended from his position. The Ridge Road Fire District say they are cooperating with police investigation. In a statement, the district says “this will not affect the day to day operation of the fire district as we continue to provide emergency service to the community.    

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