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Indiana man charged with assault, other violent crimes in stabbing

Criminal charges for violent crimes such as assault and battery can land a person in jail for a very long time. Recently, in Blairsville, PA, a man was stabbed several times with his own bayonet late last Saturday evening during an altercation is now being charged with violent crimes. Police say the man was attempting to collect a debt when the incident occurred. PA State Police say that the 64-year-old man who has not yet been identified is currently being treated at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh’s North Side. The alleged incident took place when the 64-year-old man and a 45-year-old man approached a 19-year-old man at his White Township home at around 8 p.m. on Saturday night. The confrontation apparently occurred over stolen money from a marijuana deal gone bad, according to police. Police say the 64-year-old man was immediately identified by the 19-year-old man and another witness and that the 64-year-old man grabbed the 19-year-old man by the neck, demanding he get his money back. The 19-year-old man then punched the 64-year-old man several times in the face. A fight ensued and the 64-year-old man pulled a bayonet blade. The 19-year-old man then grabbed the blade, cutting his hand, then controlled the blade and stabbed the 64-year-old man several times. The 64-year-old man and the 45-year-old man then went to the Regency Square Apartments when the man collapsed and an ambulance was called. He was taken to the Indiana Regional Medical Center to be treated. The 19-year-old man was also taken to Indiana Regional Medical Center to be treated. The 64-year-old man was then taken to a Pittsburgh hospital via Life-Flight for a medical facility better suited to the man’s needs. He was then arrested on Sunday and arraigned in front of Homer City District Judge Susanne Steffee on charges for several violent crimes, including conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit simple assault, and reckless endangerment. The man was taken to county jail after he could not post $25,000 bond. The 19-year-old man is not being charged, but a police investigation continues. If you have questions about violent crimes, call Pittsburgh violent crimes attorney Gary Gerson today for a free consultation at 412-219-6875 . Source: TribLive.com, “Police say Blairsville man, stabbed with own bayonet, to be charged in fight” 11 February 2015

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