A career criminal has been charged with a stabbing spree that injured several people and left two dead in NYC, including a beloved pediatrician.
Roland Codrington, 35, was driving a black Mercedes Benz belonging to victim Bruce Maurice Henry when he was apprehended on Christmas Eve.
Henry was found with his throat cut in the early morning on Friday at Marcus Garvey Park.
The suspect is also accused of stabbing patrons at an Upper East Side bar as well as the death of a man on the Lower East Side.
“He has 12 prior arrests, including some vehicle-related arrests from 2022, assault with a weapon and [in] 2017 two assaults with a weapon, 2013, criminal possession of a knife, 2012 two times for assault, in … 2006 a knife robbery and a knife assault,” the chief said.
“He is now being charged with two counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder, one count of assault in the second degree and one count of criminal mischief,” Essig said.
Law enforcement sources told The Post that Codrington had as many as 20 prior busts, some of them sealed, the most recent a Jan. 20 arrest for an altered VIN number on a motorcycle.
He was charged with third-degree assault in a June 9, 2021, incident and assault with intent to cause injuries on Sept. 13, 2017, the sources said.
He was also allegedly hit with a gun-possession rap in 2013 and a string of arrests ranging from second-degree robbery to fare evasion dating to 2005, according to the sources.
Codrington also had an open arrest warrant before his new arrest. It was not immediately clear what case the warrant, issued in September, was tied to.
Records show he has done three stints in state prison, most recently released from the Mohawk Correctional Facility in Oneida County in April 2021 after a three-to-six-year sentence on a gun-possession rap.
He was also sentenced to up to four years on another gun-possession charge and was released in August 2017, and did two years for attempted robbery before he was released in 2012, records show.
Perhaps like a candidate for New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s bail reform?
NYPD announced the arrests in the deadly crime spree.
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