Cortland County Sheriff’s officials are investigating a fatal stabbing at a motel in Cortlandville.

Cortland County Sheriff mug shot Goss murder suspect
Cortland County Sheriff mug shot Goss murder suspect

Authorities say 31-year-old Attius Clakeley Jr. of Cortland suffered a fatal stab wound to the chest at the Cortland Motel on Route 11 at 7:20 a.m. March 2. 

48-year-old John G.W, Goss of Cortland was also taken to Guthrie Cortland Medical Center with a stab wound.  He was transferred to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse and released at around 3:30 p.m.

Investigators say they believe the two men were the only ones involved in the incident.

Goss is charged with felony counts of murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Investigator Stacy Billings at (607) 758-5536.

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