Crimes Nearby: Homeless Man Attacked in Hampton Bays

Christopher Parker, 46, arrested on felony assault and weapons charges.

Christopher Parker Credit: Southampton Town police
Christopher Parker Credit: Southampton Town police

The following information was supplied by the East End police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.


• Police arrested a Hampton Bays man for allegedly stabbing a homeless man on Ponquogue Avenue in the early morning hours of Aug. 25.

According to Southampton Town police, Christopher Parker, 46, got into a verbal altercation with the 40-year-old at around 1:30 a.m. Police would not disclose what the argument was about, but at some point they said Parker began to stab the man with a large knife several times in his torso and neck. Police said the victim then flagged down a nearby town police officer to get medical attention. The man was treated at Southampton Hospital for his injuries. His status is unknown at this time.

Parker was charged with second-degree assault, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment, all felonies. He was also charged with misdemeanor second-degree criminal impersonation for reportedly providing a false name.


A man, who had warrants out for his arrest in two states, was located in Greenport and brought into custody on Wednesday, police said.

According to Southold Town police, Westhampton Beach resident Joshua S. Flannery, 33, was arrested at 1:14 a.m.

Southold Town Police Detective Edward Grathwohl said police had received information that there were warrants for Flannery's arrest; police went and found him at his place of work and arrested him, Grathwohl said.

Flannery was arrested on active warrants for, and charged with, a felony larceny offense, a petty larceny offense, and criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, police said.


• James J. Brennan, 60, of East Hampton, was arrested on a felony drunken driving charge in Springs on Aug. 21. Police said they saw him on Springs Fireplace Road, near Harrison Avenue, crossing over the double-yellow line into oncoming traffic. Police said he appeared drunk. They found he had a previous conviction within the past 10 years. He was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, and also aggravated DWI, a misdemeanor, for reportedly having a blood alcohol level above .18.  


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