“BEAST” GETS 12 YEARS

BY BILL DEMAREST

West Haverstraw man nicknamed ‘Beast’ gets long sentence for Central Nyack stabbing

Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 6.26.11 PMCENTRAL NYACK – A West Haverstraw man who’s nickname is “Beast” has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison for a Labor Day 2013 stabbing incident at a Central Nyack bar that left two men wounded.

Joel Point DuJour, 25, who was released from prison on parole in January 2011 after convictions on assault charges in 2006 for a 2005 stabbing in Rockland County, was also sentenced by state Supreme Court Judge William A. Kelly in Rockland County Court in New City to serve five years of post-release supervision after he gets out of prison for his guilty plea to first-degree assault.

Point DuJour was initially charged with attempted murder, assault and weapons possession in connection with the 4 a.m. incident on Sept. 2, 2013, at El Molino bar on Route 59 in Central Nyack, at The Hub shopping center. The incident sparked a manhunt by Clarkstown police and federal authorities, which ended with the arrest of Point DuJour on Sept. 7, 2013, by New Jersey police at the Saddle Brook, N.J., Holiday Inn.

In the incident at El Molino, a 30-year-old Nanuet man was stabbed and a 25-year-old Nanuet man was slashed.

Republished: Nyack Free Press