Suffolk DA Announces Brooklyn Man Found Guilty in 2015 Face-Slashing Incident

Adam Whitfield, 31, will be sentenced on May 3 after assaulting Deer Park woman

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Adam Whitfield, 31, of Brooklyn, was found guilty of one count of assault in the second degree, according to Suffolk DA Spota.

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Suffolk County, NY - March 22, 2017 - A 31 year old Brooklyn man was found guilty today after a bench trial in Riverhead of one count of assault in the second degree, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
Adam Whitfield used a folding knife to slash a woman in her home on Crossway Drive in Deer Park on the morning of October 6, 2015.
Sonya Sweet suffered a cut to her right cheek that required eight stitches to close.  Whitfield told police officers that he “just wanted to talk to her but (the situation) got out of hand”.
The defendant faces up to seven years in prison when he is sentenced on May 3 by State Supreme Court Justice Richard Ambro.