A Clinton man is accused of stabbing his own brother in Clinton on Wednesday afternoon after a day of drinking.
Officers were called to a reported stabbing on Cedar Island around 4:30 p.m. Upon arrival, a 38-year-old man, who works seasonally on the island, stabbed multiple times in the chest and arm.
The man, whose name was not released by police, was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital with “serious injuries.”
During their investigation, police determined that the victim had been stabbed by his brother, 37-year-old Matthew Voog, after a day of drinking with him and their friend, 45-year-old Eddie Herger, of Golden Bridge, NY.
Over the course of the day, the brothers began to argue. However, police said the “argument turned violent” and Voog stabbed his brother.
Police said the victim’s 10-year-old son saw the stabbing. The victim’s son had been visiting his dad for vacation and was turned back over to his mother, who lives out of state.
Herger helped the victim call police and got him to dock where he was helped by officers and firefighters. While that was happening, police said Voog took a shower to wash off the blood and was shirtless when police arrived on scene.
Voog told police that he stabbed his brother, but only after he was punched in the face.
Officer found Voog’s shirt burning on the ground, which he denied to police knew had happened.
Herger signed a written statement that “in which he denied knowledge of the incident or what happened to the knife or shirt.”
Police said Voog and Herger did not cooperate with police.
While waiting for a warrant to search the home and grounds, Herger admitted to police that he helped the “suspect in burning the suspect's shirt because it was had the victim's blood on it.”
He also said he washed the knife before police arrived on scene.
Both brothers, who reside on Cedar Island, were charged with two counts of interfering with police and one count of tampering with evidence. Herger is also charged with providing a false statement while Voog is facing first-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor charges.
Both brothers were being held on a $25,000 bond and faced a judge at Middletown Superior Court on Thursday.
Voog has pending cases for infractions related to infractions for operating an unregistered vehicle and improper rear lamps. There is no criminal history for Herger.
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