VOORHEESEVILLE - A Colonie man is facing assault and drug charges after police say he attacked a man with a knife in Voorheesville Wednesday evening.
Sheriff Craig Apple says his deputies arrived at 45 Pleasant St. to find a victim assaulted and slashed in the face with a knife.
Deputies say the suspect had fled the scene, but the victim knew his first name. He told officials the attack stemmed from an earlier incident where the suspect accused him of stealing from him.
Investigators later arrested Nicholas Desanctis of Colonie in a vehicle at Colonie Center. The driver of that car admitted to buying two bags of heroin for $110 from Desanctis in exchange for bringing him to Voorheesville to confront the victim.
Police say found they found a knife on Desanctis believed to be used in the assault. They also say he had blood-stained clothes and a cut on his finger.