Brutal assault leads to attempted murder charge for Delhi man

A Delhi man has been charged with attempted murder after a brutal assault on a woman at the Buena Vista Motel on Friday night. Police say the man, 38-year-old Jamal Abrams, punched, kicked, and beat his girlfriend with a glass bottle, leaving her with lacerations to her face and legs and knocking out several of her teeth. 

The victim told police that she managed to escape from a motel room at the Buena Vista Motel, where she was being held captive and beaten by her boyfriend, to call 911 to report the assault. The 911 call came in at 9:22 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. Before deputies arrived on the scene, police say Abrams chased after the victim, caught her, and dragged her down the hall and back into the motel room, where he beat her with a glass bottle. 

When they arrived at the scene, deputies arrested Abrams, who was arraigned before Delhi town judge Richard Gumo and remanded to the Delaware County Jail on $100,000 bail or $200,000 bond. The victim was taken to O'Connor Hospital in Delhi, and transferred to U.H.S. Wilson Hospital in Johnson City for further treatment. 

Abrams has been charged with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was also found to have two active bench warrants for his arrest from the Herkimer Police Department. 

New York State Police troopers and officers from the Delhi Police Department also responded to the scene.