Defendants: Peter Thomas (DOB: 03/20/91) Tyfan Deans (DOB: 01/20/82)

July 25, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Peter Thomas and Tyfan Deans, both of Mount Vernon, were arraigned in Mount Vernon City Court Wednesday (7/24) on charges related to an altercation on South Sixth Avenue in the city the night before. Both men were arrested and charged by Mount Vernon Police Wednesday.

Specifically, Deans is charged with two counts of Assault in the Second Degree, class D felonies, for stabbing two different men during a fight. Peter Thomas, a Westchester County Corrections Officer, is charged with Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree, a class D felony.

The felony complaints allege a group of men were in the midst of a personal dispute in the driveway of a home on South Sixth Avenue, Mount Vernon, Tuesday evening July 23, 2019. During the altercation, Tyfan Deans stabbed two men. Both were treated for their injuries in a local hospital. At some point, Peter Thomas, who is Deans’ brother, arrived on the scene and fired a pistol into the air near the group. When Mount Vernon Police arrived, Thomas turned over his weapon. Police also recovered a knife at the scene.

The investigation into the incident continues. Following arraignment, Thomas was released on his own recognizance. Bail was set for Deans at $1,000 bond/$500 cash.

In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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