Rochester – On January 15, 2019 at about 10:30pm, Rochester Police were called to the Revolution Taproom & Grill at 61 North Main Street for a report of a male subject that had been stabbed in the men’s room. The male victim had texted family members after the stabbing to state he had been stabbed and to call 911, so initially the staff of the restaurant had no knowledge of the incident. Officers arrived and clearly saw the male subject had been stabbed in the upper part of his left leg. The male was transported to Frisbie Memorial Hospital by Frisbie EMS with non-life threatening injuries.
A second degree assault investigation commenced which included members of the detective bureau as well as the evidence collection team responding to the scene. This investigation has been ongoing since January 15th which included many interviews and video surveillance. At the conclusion, we determined the victim of the stabbing made a false report, and inflicted the stab wound to himself.
An arrest warrant for False Report to Law Enforcement (A Misdemeanor) was issued on February 20, 2019 for JEANAMOS D. VERNEUS, 27 years old of Rochester. On February 22, 2019, Verneus turned himself in to police. He was released on PR bail, and is scheduled for arraignment on March 18, 2019 at 8:30am.