East Hampton Man Charged in 'Slashing' at 7-Eleven

One man is under arrest and another injured following what East Hampton Town police described as a slashing at the 7-Eleven in Montauk on Sunday morning.

Police responded to a report of a fight at the 7-Eleven on Montauk Highway at 4:51 a.m. An argument inside the convenience store had spilled outside, Detective Sgt. Dan Toia said. Police found the victim, John Valentin-Doherty, 30, of Montauk, at the Memory Motel across the street with multiple lacerations to his face and arm. The Montauk Fire Department ambulance took him to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Christopher S. Pulido, 26, of East Hampton was arrested at the 7-Eleven and charged with second-degree assault, a felony, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct, a violation. Justice Steven Tekulsky set bail at $10,000 cash and $20,000 bond. Mr. Pulido is being held at the Suffolk County jail in Riverside and is due back in court today.

Mr. Valentin-Doherty was one of 17 men arrested as part of the Montauk drug ring bust last month. He has been free on $10,000 cash bail since Aug. 17 following an arrest on seven misdemeanor drug charges. He is due back in court on Sept. 27 on those charges.

Mr. Pulido is also no stranger to police. In 2014, he had 20 unresolved charges against him in East Hampton Town Justice Court, stemming from eight arrests, mainly on misdemeanor and petty larceny charges, when he was picked up on an arrest warrant.

Anyone with information regarding this incident has been asked to contact the East Hampton Town Police Detective Division at 631-537-6989. All calls will be kept confidential.  

This article was updated since it was first published.