Falls man, 18, faces charge of felony gang assault

NIAGARA FALLS – Three men were injured – one of them stabbed and seriously hurt – when they were attacked by a gang on Pierce Avenue.

Jonathan J. Singletary, 18, of 85th Street, was charged with felony gang assault for his alleged role.

The three men said they were cornered by about 10 men and forced to fight just before 6:30 p.m. Monday in the 1700 block of Pierce Avenue.

Joshua Diez, 20, of New York City, was stabbed several times in the back. He was taken to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo and was in stable condition Tuesday, according to Capt. William M. Thomson, chief of detectives.

The two other victims were found with minor cuts and abrasions, police said. The men told police they saw one suspect holding a knife, and after the fight, they said, they realized Diez had been stabbed and ran to a nearby house to get help. A witness told police the three men were “way outnumbered.”

Singletary was treated in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and was identified as a suspect in the attack. He was released from the hospital and charged just after 10:30 p.m.