Naugatuck police have arrested a 33-year-old Norwalk man accused of stabbing a 16-year-old in the chest and back in July.
Police said Joseph Gay and the victim knew each other and the assault happened on July 30 in Gay’s former home on Church Street in Naugatuck, but the teen was found on Rubber Avenue.
The teen was taken to Waterbury Hospital, and then transferred to Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital.
Police reached out to the public in the fall, asking for help to find Gay and a reward was offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
Gay was arrested on a warrant on Tuesday, charging him with first-degree assault and a violation for purchasing liquor or making false statement to procure liquor by a person forbidden to purchase prohibited.
Gay was held on a $500,000.00 court set surety bond.