West Rutland man accused of stalking, assaulting man with knife

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WEST RUTLAND — A 35-year-old man is facing multiple charges following an incident in West Rutland back in January.

On January 29, police say they were notified of an assault involving a knife.

According to the report, police say, Steven M. Ciccone, of West Rutland, waited at the exit of a local parking lot, followed Michael Kemp, 28, of Rutland, home and brandished a knife cutting Kemp on his arm and stomach area.

Police say the wounds were superficial and non-life-threatening.

The incident occurred in the driveway on Main Street in West Rutland between 7:30 a.m and 8:00 a.m but was not reported to police until later in the afternoon.

Police say both Kemp and Ciccone were acquaintances.

Following an investigation, including multiple interviews, police found that probable cause exists that Ciccone committed the offenses of aggravated assault, aggravated stalking, and criminal threatening.

He is scheduled to appear in court on February 26.